Thursday, October 3
One of the most reassuring things for me is the power nature has to soothe the soul and bring a sense of calm no matter how turbulent it may be in one's life. Our visit to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park was an extraordinary experience and it brought recalibration and a lot of unexpected inspiration. 'Oop' north the people are friendly, the hearts are warm, the countryside stunning and it feels like home.
Tuesday, September 24
It was Open House London last weekend and we unleashed ourselves with unparalleled devotion. You see, even though we are dedicated Open House goers, last year on this weekend our second baby decided to arrive otherwise I can assure you, I would have been dragging my huge belly around!So this year we were keen to make up for it and happily, managed to go to everything on our list.
Monday, September 9
Saturday, September 7
Tuesday, September 3
I don't know how this happened and I'm not sure how to deal with it; all I did was buy a dress for Halloween months ago (which she never even wore) and fast forward a few months, she watched Cinderella, then Snow White and now it's princess central in the house. The switch was so sudden and so strong that I got worried. All my feminist instincts came into force, I heavily regretted putting the bloody dvd on (she is only allowed tv at weekends anyway) and those women's studies I did at uni became voices in my head reminding me: "Why is the mother always absent in classic fairy tales? Why does she always die? Why teach beauty is only found in youth, why perpetuate expectations of envy from sisters and older women who are always portrayed as wicked? Why not teach your child better? You should know better than reinforce such stereotypes, shame on you!"