Throwback to the last days of an Indian summer

It’s been many weeks since I last wrote a post on this blog. Summer slipped past and now I am looking at the last of the leaves before they leave the trees completely bare. It’s November, a chilly and drizzly autumn day, which has its own unmistakable charm. Why did it all run away so…

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Lucas’s first haircut

As the restrictions eased a little more, English pubs and restaurants have begun to become crowded with laughing people and other services such as hairdressers are fully booked a month in advance. Personally, I would like Lucas to have long hair, he reminds me of a little sunny smiling sun! However, with the arrival of…

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Our trip to Reading: from the online space to real coffee with a friend

Since the start of the pandemic, our social lives have moved even further into the virtual space, and despite certain limitations there are many positives in that, which can lead to true friendship and cooperation. And this is exactly what led us recently to Reading, where we spent a fantastic afternoon with an amazing family,…

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Spring-like time around and within us

Who hasn’t spent long winter evenings snuggled under a blanket at home, watching a favourite TV show or reading a good book? The latest winter evenings for me were occupied with reading a magazine called Juno. I always look forward to a new issue, as it reminds me that a new season is coming. The…

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Adventures at home in the lockdown

Maybe it sounds like a contradiction or even a silly joke: “At-home adventure?!” What’s adventurous about walking from the kitchen to the living room, spotting irregularities on the ceiling?! What hope is there for adventure when you can’t even manage to grasp all the Government’s Covid measures?! However, I truly believe that how we perceive…

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Funfair is in Our Town!

It has been a long time since the lockdown started and everything in our daily lives changed. For mums who are not used to staying at home with the kids all day, it has been very challenging. Especially if you have to work from home. Others will have found this period to be a precious…

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In the Daisy Field

It has been a long time since my husband Jacob lived in the county of Hertfordshire, in the small town of Ware, surrounded by lovely English countryside. When I moved with Jacob to start our new life in London, I brought my very old Labrador, Orion, with me so we would frequently escape from the…

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Being Pregnant in London: Part 1

What is it like to be pregnant in London? To some extent, the same as anywhere else in the world. Your pregnancy hormones go up and down and you look forward to the arrival of your baby. And, if you are lucky enough to have family support and a great partner, these can be some…

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