Monthly Archives: November 2015

Alice at one month

It’s amazing how much you forget about the first few weeks with a baby. It’s been more than four years since Theo was a newborn and everything about that time is a bit fuzzy. It was only when I was trying to recall the details of things like how quickly he slept through the night,…

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How to plan Christmas (and avoid the festive scrum)

With less than a month to go I think we can safely now start talking about Christmas without fear of reprisal. I know it’s unfashionable to say it, but I love the festive season with all its excesses and mad scramble to buy presents. The ancient festival of Yule is all about livening up the…

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Sawtooth star quilt

Today I’m sharing a quilt I completed just before Alice was born, but have only just got round to photographing. November is not the best time of year to photograph anything, least of all quilts, so it’s probably not shown in (literally) the best light, but it’s a long time till spring… I’ve wanted to…

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The annual beach photo

A couple of years ago we started a tradition of taking a photograph of Theo at our local beach during the month of November. This November’s picture is particularly significant because it marks the first time in our marriage that we’ve ever stayed in one place for more than two years. Although I loved our…

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Cooking your way to a healthy smile

A couple of weeks ago when we were navigating through the first sleepless nights and bleary eyed days with a newborn, we received a delivery of an organic vegetable box from Abel & Cole. The food was part of a promotion with SimplyHealth where we were being challenged to cook our way to a healthy…

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