River Leach

Here’s a dreamy picture I took on a recent family trip back to the Cotswolds. This is the River Leach, a tributary of the River Thames, flowing towards the small town of Leachlade.

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Family Life & parenting

The weirdest academic year ever comes to an end

That’s a wrap, the 2020/2021 academic year has come to an end for this family. What a year it has been: Draining, challenging and exhausting. I just hope the forthcoming academic year is a much easier experience for youngsters, parents, teachers and everyone working in education and childcare.

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playing with shadows. daisy and shadows.

Shadow play

We’ve had some glorious, sunny evenings over the past few weeks. Once the children have gone to bed I’ve made the evening sunshine and taken myself off for a walk so I can unwind after what have become very busy days as we inch towards the the school holidays.

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freedom day

‘Freedom Day’ must not spell the end of flexible working

Send up the fireworks! Ring the church bells! Pour out the drinks! July 19, the so called Freedom Day, is less than a week away and COVID restrictions are going to be relaxed in England, including the ‘work form order’ that has, with one brief and disastrous interlude last summer, been in place since March

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