Snow School!

The snow is piling up on bushes and buds pushing through this typically mild English winter. School was cancelled just as flakes began to fall, as head teachers noted the drive home would be too dangerous for teachers and students alike. Happily, the children made...

The First Day of the Next Phase of my Life

It felt strange to walk back to the car by myself. For the first time in 7 years there is no child in my care. Sure, I’ve had babysitters here and there, I worked at the wine store or ran a wine-tasting and left the kids in someone else’s care, but this...

From Mud to Snow and Back Again

The weather has been very cold for the past few days. Freezing, even! The crisp chill in the air smells the same all over the world at 32˚F. If you’re from anywhere that gets cold enough to snow regularly, you recognize the teasing scent of flakes well before...

Babysitting Nightmares

Well, it’s Wednesday and that means it’s time to link up withMama Kat’s Vlogging Workshop! This week I chose to talk about my worst babysitting job. I certainly hope you wouldn’t do this to your babysitter… or your baby! Remember to leave...

It’s the Little Things… Like Costco!

It’s those little details that make you feel “at home.” Like your favorite shops (look at my vocab converting from American English to UK English! “stores” in US, “Shops” in UK), foods and even laundry detergent. When I lived...