What has he done now!

I have a routine now when I get one of those dreaded but half expected phone calls from the supported living complex where my son Simon sometimes, 'not so' happily resides. I hear the familiar voice of the care worker on the phone as she tentatively explains the latest predicament, and sense the hope in…

Do you wanna build a snowman?

How do you feel when you wake up to the sound of that wintery silence outside and you just know before you get out of bed, that there is a layer of snow on the ground? Does it make you want to shoot back under the covers and wrap them tightly around your neck. Or…

‘Jolabokaflod’

This Christmas I decided to take on an Icelandic Christmas tradition of giving a book as a present on Christmas Eve.  Im not sure how I came across this idea but I thought it was rather a good one, and especially with Christmas 2020 having a 'Covid Cloud' hovering above it and everyone having to…

And Christmas begins.

When do you begin to feel full of Christmas spirit? I know that this year is going to be a very different one for most of us, and for many it will undoubtedly be a quiet and possibly lonely one, but I still can't help but feel that little tingle of Christmas expectation building up…

Babychino.

'Nonna thursdays' are becomming quite a regular event as I drive down from the Peak District every week to spend a day looking after my little grandson. Daddy makes Nonna a coffee and a little voice pipes up asking for a 'babychino'. That little cutey loves the frothy milk and there is nothing sweeter than…

An autumn walk in the Peaks

Covid-19 continues to affect us all in so many different ways. I wonder how it has affected your life as one of the readers of my blog? Im sure we could do breakfast, lunch and dinner with lots of latte's in between if we were to sit and share our stories of this sad and…

How did you get there?

Life has taken me down a few unexpected roads over the last couple of months but im thankful that I am still able to enjoy Peak District scenes like this one.  So much of life in the Peaks looks like an artist is displaying his work on a huge life size canvas and I love…