I had an interesting week in early December (okay, it was probably only interesting for me). Continue reading
Hello, long-forgotten blog…
I’ve made this excuse before – but when life is at its most bloggable, blogging is exactly what I don’t have time for. My life has entered an unexpectedly rich and exciting phase over the last few months and that’s why I’ve gone quiet. I’ll try to condense it into a post that isn’t too long.
We spent Christmas in France, on the farm that belongs to my sister Fiona’s partner, Adrian. Continue reading
One of the best things about being a campaigner is when someone notices your efforts – and gives you something nice and shiny with your name on it.
In a high-end car showroom somewhere in outer London, the glass door of the manager’s office swings open. Continue reading
For the last two years, since the Redster has been running her let’s-get-a-dog campaign, I’ve maintained that a dog is basically another child – and therefore, No Way. Continue reading
It’s been a miserable winter for our monthly play street sessions, with a couple cancelled due to the weather and another when the kids only lasted outdoors for an hour. We also wondered if, weather aside, playing out on our street might be ‘running out of steam’, as one neighbour put it. Those of us who had young kids when it started in earnest four years ago now have kids who have grown out of it, or are just about to. Continue reading
This flyer came through my door today. Continue reading
Before the glow subsides completely…
Mr Suburbanite captured this moment – me setting off with a group of about 30 adults and kids to the launch event for the A105 cycle lanes, on the best Mothering Sunday ever.