Six Weeks Old

Dear Kirsty Yesterday I carried you from our holiday cottage to the duck pond. You rested your bent elbow on my shoulder, making a pillow for your head as you slept. It was a pose utterly reminiscent of your big sister when she was a baby. And in these early days, when all you do […]


Boldface. I have recently discovered the expression. It’s used by pilots to describe the things they most need to know: the procedures to be followed in an emergency. These directives are literally written in bold and are non-negotiable. You learn them, you follow them, or you’re probably going to die. Death is not normally a […]

Things I will miss about our flat

We’re moving house tomorrow. We moved into this flat six years ago, just the two of us. Tomorrow we leave with a toddler, two neurotic cats and an increasingly imminent baby. I’m feeling excited about establishing our new family home and fortunate to have the opportunity to do so. But there’s a lot of things […]