Summer butterflies

Yesterday, the Pigeon Pair set off to a playdate in matching clothes. It wasn’t intentional; I’d picked out both their outfits absent-mindedly. It was only…

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Streetbank (continued): Our Time of Gifts week 4

Regular readers of this blog will know that last week, I used the online service Streetbank to loan out our carpet cleaning machine to Joanne.…

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Rats in a cage

This week, I have mostly been thinking about brains. I’ve been wrangling with a decision about Austin’s pre-school. In January he started a nursery attached…

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Streetbank: Our Time of Gifts week 3

A couple of years ago, a good friend was cooking us both dinner. He described a new venture an American entrepreneur had set out at…

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Make and bake, confidence cake

Last week an interesting article by Huma Qureshi in the Guardian explored the idea that baking can build confidence and bring about better mental health.…

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The Food Bank: Our Time of Gifts week 2

  In the run up to our street’s Big Lunch, my partner D and I decided to organise a collection for the local Food Bank.…

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First trip to the cinema

Who can remember their first trip to the cinema? In my head, my own debut was Pinocchio. At least, that’s the first film I can…

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A round of a claw – month three, June 2013 (Gwen)

This month, we formally crossed the bridge from babyhood into toddlerdom. At the beginning of June, our Gwen was crawling half the time. Now we’re…

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The Big Lunch – Our Time of Gifts week 1

  Welcome to my year-long adventure in sharing. Each week, I will loan or give something away, then see what the universe brings to my…

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