Category: parenting

NaPoWriMo Day 16: Heavy

Ants. They show me ants Marching across the path Suddenly a way to connect With the one that avoids me We see an evicted queen Or perhaps one starting out alone “They usually die” I’m informed Mate, don’t I know it. We watch the… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 16: Heavy”

NaPoWriMo Day 13: There’s nothing so great as the beach

There’s nothing so great as the beach Sand between the toes Warm and chafing You know it’ll be a nightmare later But right now It’s lovely Chilly, searing cold sea Then after a minute, It’s refreshing Lemonade for the sole Lapping at heat-dried ankles… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 13: There’s nothing so great as the beach”

NaPoWriMo Day 12: Strawberry Water

Strawberry agua, She says, So proud to have learnt That snippet of Spanish Grinning at me, at the host, At the big glass dispenser Packed with glossy red fruit Chilled water Little paper cups Take as much as you want. Sí, agua de fresa… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 12: Strawberry Water”

NaPoWriMo Day 11: Flying Without Moving

We took the plane to Benalmádena with the kids Determined to get to the sun Before it got to us Manchester to Malaga Flying without moving Seated in the centre Of my home and heart Two either side Playing on phones Sleeping Eating Gazing… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 11: Flying Without Moving”

NaPoWriMo Day 9: Egg Hunt

Time to get cracking Climb out of sleep bagging Put down all the packing And get on the hunt! The Easter Bun’s been And we’ve already seen A gold-blue silver sheen Glinting out of the grass. Little hands take the lead Running hard through… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 9: Egg Hunt”

NaPoWriMo Day 6: Pizza

Her intensity

Practically melting the cheese

Before the oven is even on..

Elemenpals: Our New Favourite Story

Have you ever wondered about introducing the elements to your children? Or how to get them enthused with nature?

Calling Young Poets!

Do you know a child who is a budding young poet? If they can write a poem on the subject of: Moon and Stars Animals Weather Woodland, trees and forests Magic and mythology Then get them to put pen to paper (or fingers to… Continue Reading “Calling Young Poets!”

Super Saturday

I’ve spent a lot of time over the past 48 hours being super anxious about lockdown easing. Relaxing the lockdown restrictions is great for those businesses that need to get going again and people’s livelihoods, and more importantly people’s mental health which will be… Continue Reading “Super Saturday”

NaPoWriMo Day 21: Lockdown Blues

It almost seems Pathetic To complain When we have a roof A house Money coming in- less, mind So much less And no help from on high Thanks to creeping criteria And tape not so much red As blue-blood coloured Fuck the Tories Fuck… Continue Reading “NaPoWriMo Day 21: Lockdown Blues”