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I’m having a lot of Feelings right now: 5 things 16.4.18

Every year the suddenness of spring – whether it comes early or, as this year, weirdly late – makes me think, constantly, of Dylan Thomas's "force that through the green fuse drives the flower". Or leaf. Because the tiny new leaves pushing out are so amazingly urgent! There's such huge energy curled up in those little… Continue reading I’m having a lot of Feelings right now: 5 things 16.4.18

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My get up and go got up and went: 5 things 9.4.18

Spring has finally, definitely, absolutely sprung, and it is glorious. It even happened on the weekend, cunningly timed for Pfadis (scouts) and lakeside wanderings and such. Very nice. Very nice indeed. I am, however, decidedly lacking in springtime bounce. Mostly, I think, because of all the great uncertainty hanging over me. Which is silly, since… Continue reading My get up and go got up and went: 5 things 9.4.18

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Panic in all the wrong places: 5 things 12.3.18

I started the week with great overwhelm, coming out of nowhere after just one week away. Staring into oncoming birthday (daughter's) and other deadlines, passports expiring and sudden job applications, and oh gods, flailing flailing. This despite having kids booked into holiday programme at the community centre from 10 to 5 every day. (It was… Continue reading Panic in all the wrong places: 5 things 12.3.18

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Nice ice baby: 7 things about Sportferien, 5.3.18

The problem with Sportferien – the Swiss school holiday specifically intended for skiing, and I'm pretty sure the whole reason we have five school terms – is that it comes late in February, after 6-8 weeks of, well, hibernating weather. Even as someone who can find plenty to like about winter, even when I know… Continue reading Nice ice baby: 7 things about Sportferien, 5.3.18