Shop less, drive less, save your sanity and save the world

Lock- down saved us time and money (if we had work)

How many of you have hardly spent anything during lock-down apart from on food?

So many people I have spoken to have told me how much money they have saved, how little they have spent and how they have realised that most of what … Read more


Creating Communities that Care through Covid-19

Schools will close

So..by the time you read this the decision may have been made, if not I strongly predict that schools will be closed by the end of the week and that we will be in ‘lock down’ and told to ‘socially distance’.  Already, many corporates have had their employees working from home and … Read more


Community and why we need to stop making like we’re penguins

Community parenting

I’ve just come back from a holiday with lots of other families.  Because we are all sharing the same space, we start our time together with a meeting where we work out the ground rules we are going to use to co-exist with each other and each other’s children.

We decide on bed … Read more


Mother Threw New Born – Who cares?

I spotted this headline outside our village shop and saw red.

The story in The Advertiser told of how a 31 year old woman who threw her newborn baby out of the window.

She had kept her ‘unwanted pregnancy’ ‘a secret’ and had ‘had expressed a desire to kills both herself and her unborn … Read more


Ant- wisdom from Warner Bros on the power of diversity

The kids and I were watching The Ant Bully, or rather, I was doing yoga whilst half watching it.  We’ve seen it before, but after 3 months of dark nights we are running out of new viewing.

This time, there was a scene that stuck with me so the next day I transcribed it … Read more


Great Schools

School’s out!  Hooray!

‘You don’t usually have the radio on’ said lovely man as I sang along on Thursday night whilst enjoying making tea ‘what’s changed?’. ‘ I’m on holiday’ I replied singing along to The Summer of 69.

At cinema night, Tara, who’d also seen me on Monday night said; ‘your energy is … Read more


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