Hello November

Just like that, my favourite month was gone in a flash! Never mind, November always starts on a high note with the feasts of All Saints and all Souls. If I can try to hold onto the vibe of these two days I can do no better, really. Every year there are a few more…

Baby and a cappuccino

I didn’t write here yesterday, but I blogged three times a week this month and don’t want to break the streak right at the end! It was a good week. The kids settled back into regular school after the lockdown, although they didn’t love commuting by bus again. My husband or I drove them to…

Caring for the sick at home

This is my favourite recent story. A top palliative care doctor has issued a call for people to dramatically improve the quality of life for the terminally ill by training to be a palliative care volunteer for an hour or two each week. Professor David Kissane dreams of an army of volunteers trained to provide…

A surprise weekend

Our family’s weekend plans were delightfully interrupted by the early arrival by two weeks of my nephew. I now have two nieces and two nephews, how good is that? I was putting the coffee pot on the stove on Saturday morning when I casually checked my phone and saw I had a few missed messages…