Sometimes: grace

I have been learning about planning, and grace. For example, one little challenge I’ve given myself to try and get a grip on my eating habits is simply having a tub of my favourite ice cream (a ridiculously sweet, salty, chocolatey, amazing one that I have been eating far too much of recently) in the…

Sandy Baby: Tasty Goodness

Day 2. After a very comfortable night, Bear and I leave a happy baby with her grandparents for a lazy morning and return later with some of the best baked goods to be found: Fisher & Donaldson make some incredibly decadent cream pies, cakes and famously fudge doughnuts. This time we were mostly good though…

Breastfeeding: Shameful? Hardly!

The story of “Roman Charity” (Caritas romana) is recorded in De Factis Dictisque Memorabilibus Libri IX by the historian Valerius Maximus as an example of Roman honour. Pero secretly breastfed her elderly father who has been sentenced to death by starvation. Her act of selflessness impresses the officials when she is found out and it wins her…

Babbling.. Not So Much

I recently read a very interesting article about an Opera singer who is on his 4th language (with pretty decent fluency) in as many years. This is something that fascinates me because for as long as I can remember I have been.. well, completely awful at languages. Here’s a quick history: