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 boys arrived to make things even better. Henry is the sort of two-year-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. This summer we added a second tiny Jeffcoat to the mix: Edward is a long-fingered, pointy-chinned sweetheart whose main ambitions are growing a cracking pair of chubby cheeks and surviving his brother’s enthusiastic attentions. Thus far he likes sitting still better than stunt jumping. I’m not sure that will last for long.
I write about cooking and the arts; love and marriage; the grit and glory of mothering small, determined people 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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