Connecting The Dots

After a busy decade of getting married in California, moving to London, having kids and getting established, I was uniquely given the lovely birthday gift of an aeroplane ticket to visit my parents in San Francisco – all by myself! It was the strangest yet most wonderful of moments being able to travel without anyone asking for snacks, toilet breaks, or colouring books throughout the … Continue reading Connecting The Dots

Garden Lessons – Part Two

This week, England experienced a heat wave and I have loved seeing our happy sunflowers delighting in the continuous sunshine! Having grown them from mere seeds in an egg carton, it’s so encouraging to see them shining out their joyful presence in our garden. With some of the dead flower heads removed, I have been drying them out to save the seeds for the next … Continue reading Garden Lessons – Part Two

Slow Growth Is Still Growth

Have you ever started to recognise a behavioural pattern within yourself? And in certain circumstances, you keep reacting the same way? Over the last weeks, I’ve noticed an unexplainable pattern of anxiety brewing deep inside of me every time I drive to my children’s school to collect them. I’ve tried praying before showing up at the school gate, having a snack to make sure I … Continue reading Slow Growth Is Still Growth

Driving… On The Left Side Of The Road

There’s a quirky children’s book series by Jez Alborough that I’ve read to my kids, about a duck in his truck. Duck’s driving mishaps are quite funny and I admit that I have often felt like Duck driving in England! Eleven years ago, being a newlywed and having just landed in Charlie’s homeland, there were lots of adjustments to make especially in that first year. … Continue reading Driving… On The Left Side Of The Road

Change Of Plans and You’re Worth It

It was all going so well. The book bag and backpack were stocked and laid out the night before. Spring coats were put on the coat pegs to replace the winter ones and a summer dress and shorts were ready instead of my children’s winter uniforms. In the morning, everything went smoothly. I was in superwoman mode sewing on a button for my daughter’s cardigan, … Continue reading Change Of Plans and You’re Worth It