Category: family

Back in the Nest

Hello again, my lovelies! Yes, Mother Hen has finally emerged from five fantastic days in Devon with all my chicks in the same nest, having celebrated the BEST 30th Wedding Anniversary ever. I am so grateful to my sneaky family for sorting out the much needed surprise holiday. […]

Winning the Lottery of Life

I am not an easy person to surprise. I’m nosy inquisitive, sneaky investigative and a control freak run a pretty tight calendar for social events. But somehow, some way, my friends and family have GOT ME and got me big time! As our 30th anniversary approached, I was wondering what HH had […]

Bank Holiday Perfection

The treehouse is complete! Granted, these pictures don’t show the windows in and door hung, but… it is fabulous! Our day off has been happily spent with family, drills and screws, hammers, nails, guacamole and champagne… Thumper, of course! Takeout Chinese, and a bonfire. “Hayden,” I ask, “where are […]

Pillow Talk VI

Having thrown open the bedroom window onto a wet, blustery morning, I lay myself across the top of the covers and try unsuccessfully to return to the land of Nod. I reject a full 20 positions in an effort to escape my internal combustion, but eventually come to […]

Sentimental Journeys

I have always viewed myself as unsentimental. Oh, sure. I religiously kept baby books for my children, and there is a box in the barn dedicated to early artwork, bits of pottery, class projects and so forth that my own children accumulated over the years. Mind you, in […]