Winter has been long this year, very long indeed. It feels like we've had more wet rainy days than lovely crisp sunny winter ones. So when we woke up on Tuesday and it was bright and sunny, if a little chilly, I decided to grab the opportunity and tick our first beach off the list. … Continue reading Days Out: Peel Beach
Well hello there, strangers! I'm sorry it's been a while since my last post. The run up to Christmas was manic, as I'm sure you will all appreciate. The main challenge I found was sourcing Christmas presents and food with much more limited access to a variety of shops than I've been used to. When … Continue reading I’m back!
I must admit, for the past few years I had fallen out of love with bonfire night. I couldn’t be bothered with standing out in the cold to see a fire and some sparks in the sky. I didn’t want to pay to stand in a muddy field with a huge crowd of strangers to … Continue reading Why I’ll Remember, Remember the 5th November
When we moved to the Isle of Man I was very anxious about getting our son to baby groups and meeting new people, but I didn’t know where to start. Then someone recommended picking up a copy of Family Manx magazine next time I was out. I’d never heard of Family Manx, but a few … Continue reading An Exciting Announcement
A year ago today was my last day at work before maternity leave. I left believing I would be returning in nine month's time with a baby in a nursery down the road. It's strange to think back to that day, which feels like a lifetime ago, and really see just how much life has … Continue reading A Year Since I Started Maternity Leave – What’s Changed?
Today is Tynwald Day, the Isle of Man's national day. We had a lovely family afternoon wandering round the fete, which had everything I expected but also some little surprises. What is Tynwald Day? Tynwald is the name of the Manx government and is the oldest continuously running government in the world. On 5th July … Continue reading Days Out: Tynwald Day 2017