Samhain spirits: Our Time of Gifts week 17

The modern take on Halloween comes from a few different traditions. My favourite is Samhain, the Celtic celebration of the end of the plentiful seasons;…

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Review: Charismatic Celts in Samhain celebration

If you go down to the woods today….. You’re sure of a spooky surprise. I was eager to have at least one out-of-town adventure this…

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the Pigeon Pair and Me is one year old

This is a short post to say: thanks for the good times, blogosphere. I came into this game hoping to get some writing practice, and…

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A round of a claw – month seven, October 2013

Welcome back to my unashamedly proud monthly round-up of milestones reached by our terrific twosome, Austin and Gwen. Last month, we broke the news that…

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Spring bulbs

Two years ago, I spent a happy morning planting Spring bulbs, in anticipation of our new baby, due to arrive in the March. It was…

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Parent bloggers are too cool for school

The other day, someone called me a ‘hipster’ when I told them about my parenting blog. I was flattered and shocked in equal measure. Since…

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Help! My home has been invaded…..

Many people think life follows a certain pattern. Meet the love of your life. Get hitched (or not, depending on your proclivities). Somewhere along the…

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Wallpaper: Our Time of Gifts week 15

This week on Our Time of Gifts, some might say that I cheated. For week 15 of my year-long experiment in giving stuff away, I…

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Soggy Sunday

Today was a damp dog of a day. A stay-indoors day. But our two puddle-splashers don’t care about the weather. Nothing will get in the…

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