Archive for August, 2009

Hands on, going green…

We have just had a gorgeous Big Chill weekend with Beloved’s oldest friends from school, and the house has been filled with thirty people – assorted adults and Smalls – for the past few days. The Smalls were all in heaven, and we have had dreamy food and lots to drink. My garden is still […]

On my last nerve…

Every Summer my head is filled with romantic visions of how I will spend the lazy, hazy days. This year I decided we would plant ourselves at Longshore – our local municipal country club – the children playing happily around my long skirts as we breezed across to the pool, a beatific smile on my […]

Communication Boards

I was talking to someone today about a Communication Board. This is a large board filled with information for those moments when you just can’t be bothered to speak, i.e. when you’ve got home from the Waterpark and are in major sensory overload, and you’re worried that, if you dare to open your mouth, all […]

Water water everywhere…

Yesterday The Chestnut and I were at the Horsey Girl’s for an afternoon swim, when HG said, ‘hey, I was going to take the kids to a waterpark tomorrow. Want to come?’ I instantly had visions of all of us laughing with joy as we flew down twisting slides, and I said yes. I didn’t […]

When in France…

I am overjoyed at being home, and horrified to discover that the Smalls do not, as I thought, start school this week, but next. I had planned to be back at the library, continuing with my books, enjoying time to myself, and now I have a week in which I have to think of cute […]

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