Thursday 28 February 2013


My eldest boy is 13 today! I'm not sure I want to reveal how old that makes me feel but it is strange to officially have a teenager in the house( we have been going through Pre-teen for some time).

I am so very proud of him. He is a lovely boy. So excited by the world and so interested in people. He has just got into the school we wanted and he has shown so much determination to learn French in one year and to take on a whole new school system without complaint. Congratulations sweety , and apple sauce to you.
Smaller boy's homemade present

Thursday 14 February 2013

Three's a trend

Happy Valentines day! Now I don't know why but perusing the internet there seems to be a whole heap of water related videos. So here are three.

This is by Helen Friel. So cool. It took almost a year to make. Really paper art.

And these guys I'm sure you know. Hope your Valentines didn't end up like this!

And here's the last and perhaps the most important. is attempting to raise the profile of water sanitation with the future aim that everyone should have access to clean water. I remember raising money for Blue Peter ( and they still are) when I was 9 for just such a cause and it's depressing that we are still so far from that goal. Mat Damon is not just the front funnyman he is also a founding member.

Sunday 3 February 2013

Happy Birthday to me

I was just walking the dog as you do on your birthday cursing my no good lazy family when I by chance bumped into a Heroine of mine. I would ask that as it is my birthday that you would indulge me and allow me to post this moving speech by a wonderful woman and artist.