I Dare You

Get out of your house- Breathe in the scent, as the Sun sinks lower, Each day a few minutes sooner. Savour the sights and sounds Before they go into hibernation, Before winter sets in. Have a bonfire, Kick some leaves- Play. Don’t say “I’m too old/too cold/too grown-up” Don’t wind up missing it. No way…

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To my tiny nap-buddy.

My beloved boy, You don’t yet sleep as long at night as we would like. In fact, some nights it feels as though you don’t sleep at all. The amount of times over the past seven months when I have wakened to the sound of your cross, bewildered little cry- exhausted and frustrated by months…

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Heart of Everything

Rain tumbles down the windows, Blearing the image of the outside world So that I cannot see. Dark, wet and uninviting, Cacooned in a duvet seems the best place to be, Even if it is because I feel unwell, Dizzy. Children in my ear, restless and clingy – Can take their toll. But before I…

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Daydreams In Leaves

Heavy, dark and wet days Where all of life seems dreary Keeps us cacooned, restless. Weary of the rain, We sit and bundle onto the couch wrapped in each other’s embrace, Faces turned towards the failing light, Looking for hope. Sometimes this is enough. Dreaming of crisp days filled with falling leaves Brown, orange and…

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Being Mum on no sleep and all grace

SO, the other night was one of those painful, exhausting, hair pulling “oh good grief, when will you both sleep? PLEASE just drop off for longer than 20mins!!!!” kind of nights. The sort that leaves you uncertain as to whether you are awake, dead or in some kind of bad zombie movie- something that pretty…

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Creativity is not for the privileged few… it’s as vital as breathing.

Something I am deeply convinced of, is our cultural lack of respect for creativity in life, in education and in each other.  It really gets my blood pumping, because time and time again, I meet with attitudes and opinions which are totally contradictory to the truth of who we are and how we were designed.

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