The Elephant Who Came To Tea

By 'eck, it's been a while since I posted anything on here, but New Year, new resolutions and all that, fresh start. It's been another lovely day today so we decided to make the most of it and head down to the lighthouse for dinner. We chucked the trangia, a bag of pasta, the kids … Continue reading The Elephant Who Came To Tea


A Centenarian, A Tractor And The Wonders Of Skype

This is a post-dated post. Let me explain. I started the following post on my Nan's 100th birthday but didn't get to finish it. I promptly forgot all about it until I found this draft. It's a precious memory and so I thought it was worth finishing, even though it's well over a year late! … Continue reading A Centenarian, A Tractor And The Wonders Of Skype

Lunch Boxes, Bath & Bed.

Today is the last day of the school holidays and Oli, Rosie & Jack have finally slotted into the chilled holiday mood. Typical because tomorrow morning it will be back to school and we will be hurrying them out of bed, forcing breakfast down their gullets and ushering them out the door before they know … Continue reading Lunch Boxes, Bath & Bed.

Thing One and Thing Two

Last week I spent an afternoon wading through the still and clear waters of a nearby inlet searching for clams. There was not a breath of wind, the water was a perfect mirror, it was a good time to reflect. As I watched crabs scurry behind reflected clouds and ducks slice open the sky, two … Continue reading Thing One and Thing Two

Tomatoes, Wind and the Final Spin

Looking back over the last 12 months it is incredible to think of how much has changed in our lives, especially the children’s lives for whom a year is a third, fifth or seventh of their entire life’s experience. Zoe and the children touched down in the Falklands a year ago yesterday to join me … Continue reading Tomatoes, Wind and the Final Spin