Six Years Old

Last Sunday night, I was madly setting up paper honeycomb ball decorations and our traditional "Happy Birthday" bunting banner. Presents were being wrapped and assembled for the morning excitement of our soon-to-be six years old, Anna. Cake and cupcakes were made and ready for the birthday girl. While doing birthday preparations, I was reminded about…

Roots

I've been thinking a lot about roots lately. We don't see them much, but roots are what allow trees to steadily plant into the ground and give them stability to grow healthy and strong. Rainfall, sunshine, and soil conditions all play their part on trees and plants, but those roots underneath really help determine the…

The Quiet Room

I was recently at the Rickmansworth Aquadrome, a lovely local park with little lakes to walk or cycle around. After circling one of the lakes with Luke on his balance bike, we met up at the Aquadrome's cafe with my friend, Michelle and her two children. As we got the kids settled with their snacks…

Little Fingers

At mealtime we try to always say a short prayer of thanks for our food and lately the kids have been joining in. To clarify, Anna has been saying prayers for quite a while but now, to our delight, Luke has been saying his own too. My heart melts every time I hear him say…

Thankful

Ever since writing my last post a few months ago, the word thankful has been on my heart. Over these last weeks and months, I have been continually reminded of all I have to be thankful for and I guess through the process of just living out daily life, Charlie and I have realised that…

Across the pond… and back?

Whenever I go to an airport, there's an eager sense of anticipation. Although feeling slightly anxious until finally boarded on the aeroplane, I carry with me a sense of excitement at going away. Take off is still my favourite part as the aeroplane (airplane for my American spelling) speeds down the runway and then lifts…