Tag: family

A good start

New Year’s Day is a special day in our family, because it marks the anniversary of my niece Emily’s birth. She was 9 yesterday.
Joy made her an ice rink birthday cake – she’d had an ice rink party -

and she loved it.

She also loved her penny whistle, and played ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ on it [...]


Emily, half of my duo of bright and beautiful nieces, is a force to be reckoned with. She’s a girl who knows her own mind, and she’s well organised too. So it won’t surprise you to know that she’s already written to The Man with her Christmas requests.
She points out that she doesn’t need much, [...]

Cancer Free Friday: high praise indeed

Knitted items have very specific places in life. When you are small and have no choices about what you wear, you get to wear a lot of knitted things. Many have been lovingly made to cushion and warm you in your early days on this good earth, and to show you how much you are [...]