So sorry I’ve been away for ages and sorrier still this break will continue. I still love craft but I am finding it harder and harder to write about. Contrast this with writing about cinema, which flows off the keyboard since I have been accepted to write for the very fabulous Lost in The Multiplex. […]Read More Au Revoir Mes Amis
Snagged at St. Ives Country Market.Read More Cambridgeshire not Cornwall
Reading “Simple Blogging” alerted me to the un-niche-ness of my blog. Folk who want to read about “Justified” aren’t necessarily folk who want to see my baby blue, hand dyed alpaca bobble yarn. There’s an overlap, but it’s minimal. So henceforth I am Lydia-two-blogs. Judah’s blanket: the haven of domesticity it always was. *What […]Read More If You Signed up for Films or Books..
I’m being pampered with a guest post from Jacky (and so are you) Hi, I am a home edding mum who loves all things of a foraging/self sufficiency nature. Actually, my love borders on obsessional! Recently, my foraging adventures have combined 3 of my favourite things: roses, foraging and preserve making! I took the sprogs […]Read More Rosy Jam
Simple Homeschool has a post that fits Connie’s journey to culinary competence. Here. When she began asking to cook (age nine or younger) I found it hard as: 1. she didn’t want help 2. she didn’t want recipes 3. my kitchen is MY KINGDOM! Also she made grimace inducing food, it felt wasteful. I was negative […]Read More And You Know I’ve Tried A LOT of Brownies
Or if I have misunderstood the rules: The Lullaby’s Not For Who You Think When I was little and had bad dreams Mum would stroke my forehead and sing. Not children’s songs but songs we sang at the meetings we went to, songs about the things we believed in. When my babies have cried and […]Read More The Lullaby’s Not For Whom You Think
This is so simple and cheap, each year I make three batches and pop it into up to eighteen plus, previously drained (gulp, gulp, gulp) clean (I use sterilising tablets on them because it’s so easy) wine bottles. Store it upright, to prevent pressurised leaking, and feel free to start glugging it back chilled, anytime after […]Read More Let The Fermentation Begin! – Elderflower Champagne, A Tutorial.
Judah: Will the baby come out through Mummy’s testicles? Well, she’s arrived. Verity Edith debuted on June 5th, 11pm. Sweet and lovely, but then I would say that. Unlike my last three labours, the midwives had opportunity to arrive in good time. We sat about with Tracy and Mandy chatting and laughing between my contractions, […]Read More How Rumours Get Started
My due date is two weeks away and although my previous four were all complication free home births, nothing is guaranteed. So I will reminisce before anything has time to go pear shaped. Apart from me. I’ve gone pear shaped. Expecting Connie I was frightened of pain and embarrassment, now I know it’s the psychological […]Read More Before my Emergency Transfer to Hospital for a Combined Cesarean/Hysterectomy/Kidney Transplant
The benefits of learning to read early are effortlessly apparent. It’s a powerful thing to be able to edify and entertain yourself. The merits of late learning are less obvious, perhaps invisible if you are in a literacy heavy school system. Patience is eight, she has a good grasp of how reading works but she […]Read More The Surprising Upside