That means ‘About Us’, right?
My name’s Rachel. Timothy and I met over a game of badly played chess when we were still young enough not to need moisturiser, and once he’d promised never to teach me chess again, we got married in March 2008. I’m a sometime editor and copywriter, and fit it in alongside baby food and finger painting. He does computers, and by golly, he does them very well.
We spent three years just loving each other’s company, and then Henry arrived to make things even better. He is the sort of eighteen-month-old who never walks when a sprint and yell will do the job better, and harbours a serious ambition to be a trapeze artist. We adore everything about him, even the stunt jumping. Parenthood is unlike anything we’ve experienced before, and we’re looking forward to the summer when we’ll add a second tiny Jeffcoat to the mix. I can’t help but hope it’ll like sitting still better than stunt jumping.
I write about cooking and the arts; love and marriage; the grit and glory of mothering a small, determined person covered in baked beans and worse. The blog title, I realise now, is somewhat ironic. I’ve never been able to write a short anything – not when there are so many words floating about, ready to be put in lovely order. Perhaps ‘Make a Long Story Longer’ would’ve been more appropriate.
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