School Start – Every rascal to his bench

School Start - Every rascal to his bench
The Greeks among you will get the title of this post immediately: “Ο κάθε κατεργάρης στον πάγκο του”. It’s a saying we use when the holidays are over, and kids go back to school. As you non-Greeks might guess, it means “each to their work bench”, “no more games”, “no more messing around”. When I ...

After 7 years

After 7 years
This week Iain and I celebrate our seventh wedding anniversary It’s been a truly fantastic seven years, and it has changed us, the way we do life, and the way we communicate. Anyone who knows us will know that we are not shy about being expressive and affectionate with each other, and with our daughter. ...

The sound of a snoring baby (and all that it brings)

The sound of a snoring baby (and all that it brings)
Today I was babysitting my friend Katrina’s two beautiful daughters, aged 3 and 1. I’d forgotten what it’s like to hang out with a 1 year old. Doing so brought me back a couple of years, and inspired the following piece of writing about the moment that a baby naps, and motherhood in general. Enjoy: ...

Seasons

“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven” – Holy Bible, Book of Ecclesiastes 3:1 A few months ago I had been really unwell, so I went to see my GP about this horrible cold which I did not seem to be able to get rid of. After listening to ...

Boxing Day Reflections

Christmas. Different people celebrate in different ways: decorating trees for some, decorating boats for others. The Swedes put Christmas lights at the windows. The Ausies go for a BBQ at the beach. The Greeks make cooking an art form, and eating a sport. Some celebrate on the 24th, some on the 25th. But one thing ...