Road trip!


In just under two weeks M and I will be heading off on a road trip and I can’t wait! This won’t be the exact route that we’ll take – we have a week to get there so will be taking the scenic route and using the opportunity to soak up as much of France as possible.

Now I really need to start focusing on preparing. At least I have a full service for Freda booked in this week. Shame there’s so much more to do besides. All part of the fun though, I guess.





Oooo! It was a chilly start this morning. I was so glad I packed sunscreen rather than a cardie…

It warmed up eventually, and so did the car-booting crowd. After the early-start odd-balls thinned out the others pottering about were better company. Our neighbours turned out to be super sweet and newbies like us. And their daughter adored M – new best friends (for the morning, anyway).

Curry time!

Well, it is Friday night. And we are car-booting at some ridiculous hour in the morning. Who wants to cook?


M really got stuck into his onion bhaji.


Straight into the bath afterwards though!

Love this…

“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.”
Gilda Radner

Thanksgiving Day

Well, I didn’t give a monkey’s about the weather in the end. M and I had a fabulous day. It was just wonderful to be able to share it with our family and friends who spoilt us rotten by making such an effort. The service was beautiful, the people were generous, and the cake was too much!

I am beyond grateful for my son, and it was an honour to be able to publicly say so.

And tomorrow is his half birthday! Hasn’t it flown by! It’s a day that I hope we’ll use to celebrate his birth in the sunshine in years to come, when Christmas Day might get tricky.