Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018

I can’t quite believe it’s New Year’s Eve again. I haven’t written resolutions, haven’t planned what new diet I’ll start tomorrow (because that’s what you do in January, right?!), and I haven’t made any great plans for how I will make 2018 my year.  I don’t know about you, but I never manage to stick […]

A Lot Can Happen in a Year

A lot can happen in a year.  I used to think that was just a saying, something people said when you were wondering if things would ever happen, if you were impatient for life to begin.  It was always said with the sort of wistfulness of someone who has already had many full and changeable […]

Cuddles with creases don’t count

This week has been the first week of the school holidays and normally, I would be enjoying them like any other tired teacher.  But since I’m not a teacher anymore (okay, maybe that’s an overstatement; I’ll always be a teacher, I’m just not working as one right now), I’m not enjoying the holidays.  Instead, I’m […]

Saying Goodbye and Saying Hello

It’s been a week since my plane touched down on British soil and I was home.  But with delayed flights, jet-lag and weekends away to pick up my much-loved pooch, it’s really only been a few days of being home for good. Saying my final goodbyes on 4th July was hard.  I’d be lying if […]