This sort of weather calls for an emergency evacuation

Gosh, is it the rain, or what? How on earth does February feel so slow you can hear the clock tick, when it's three days shorter than your average? You'd think that all these enforced indoor days would be great for the housework, but my bathroom floor of dirty laundry and kitchen counters groaning with … Continue reading This sort of weather calls for an emergency evacuation

Castles and canvas

So guess what? It's raining, and since I'm underneath an actual roof, I'm totally casual about it. Rain on, my friend. Rain on. Of course, we knew when we decided to go away camping for Bank Holiday weekend that it would rain. August Bank Holiday and rain are like bacon and...more bacon: two stalwart adventurers … Continue reading Castles and canvas

OH HECK NO

Dear British Summer, I think we can agree that this is not your year. We've all accepted it. You can drizzle on our barbecues and drench our walks. You can piddle on our park outings and urinate on our youth camps. We have been soaked and muddied and frizzed to your heart's content, if not … Continue reading OH HECK NO

A guide to a nine-month-old and a rainy day (or twelve)

It's raining. Again. Some more. And it's not raining cats and dogs and it's not even raining men, which would at least be mildly interesting. It's just raining. Have you ever tried to keep a nine-month-old inside a little two-bed flat? It'd be alright if he were the placid finger-chewing type, but he is a … Continue reading A guide to a nine-month-old and a rainy day (or twelve)