the year in books :: beside my bed

This post is in association with Argos. My target this year has been to read a book a month, a target which- to my delight- I’ve been not just meeting, but exceeding. I’ve found that the more I read, the more I want to read, and I love the fact that piles of reading material

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patchwork July 2014

July, just like last year, has been weeks of almost endless sunshine. The boys jumped for joy once school was finally out for the summer. This month has brought with it the beginnings of our summer adventures, with a camping trip to the Gower shortly followed by a second to Dorset. Nights under pale canvas, and endless

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Midsummer

We have reached the solstice. Midsummer. The longest day. I can’t bring myself to think that the daylight hours are slowly starting to dwindle, but summer truly starts here, and I am so glad of it.  We’ve got all sorts of adventures ahead- I can hardly wait! This turning point in the year is the

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wild children :: amongst the buttercups

The common rippled with shifting waves of yellow buttercups. The boys ran amongst them, leaping over hillocks and darting around trees. Flowers were plucked, and thrust beneath our chins, to cries of “do you like butter?”, our skin scrutinised for an affirmative yellow glow. The eldest picked a small posy and presented it to me,

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