Category Archives: Personal

One night a couple of months ago we were lying on Elmer’s bed together. We’d been reading about star dust and nebula in Elmer’s National Geographic Kid’s Space book. He was lost in his thoughts for a while and then he said, “Mum, when you die… do you think you’ll turn into a star?” He […]

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This year we planned an ambitious family reunion (to meet with my family – my brothers, sister in laws, sister, new baby niece, and my parents) in Thailand. My brother lives and works in Bangkok with his amazing girlfriend who planned the trip for us all. The rest of my family lives in Wales and […]

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Here’s the thing. I do a birthday blog for the boys every year, and the blog describes who they are at that point in time – on their birthdays. This year I’ve been a bit late with Milo’s blog. I wrote something shortly after his birthday but never put the blog together. I needed to […]

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In another 7 years time, my first baby will be 14 years old. I’ve been thinking that recently, because suddenly the last 7 years have gone by in a whirlwind of sleeplessness and excitement and childhood chaos. From certain angles I can almost see the older Elmer. I can imagine myself saying to him, “That’s […]

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