Our eldest daughter reading 'The Happy Newspaper' during lockdown It's been a long time since my last blog post, in fact it's been a whole global pandemic since the last time I put pen to paper (well, fingers to computer keys!) I thought about blogging many times during these last two years, but with everyone's… Continue reading Be Like A Tree – Keep Growing
As I write this on a cold but bright December day, my three children are all at home from school with sickness bugs. The coughing, sneezing and sniffing sounds have been reverberating around the house for the last few days, and cabin fever is setting in. With a little gentle persuasion, I managed to convince… Continue reading Nature Deficit Disorder
The crop harvest is in, the children have settled back into their school routines after the long break, and there is a chill in the morning air that only ever seems apparent in the transition of summer through to autumn. September is in full swing. Iowa with her newborn cria, Apollo I've never been a… Continue reading Transition
It seems rather surreal that we are in mid April already, with today being Inferno's due date. I think at this point I am definitely feeling more excited than I am anxious, although this is likely to change! Having had three children myself, I know what a slog pregnancy can be, but it is even… Continue reading Creation
It's been almost a year since we visited an alpaca breeder for the first time. We were complete novices at the start of 2018, not knowing a Huacaya from a Suri, or a Hembra from a Macho. It felt like a visit to Newmarket Races for the first time; picking the horses with the best… Continue reading Ethical. Sustainable. Natural.