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I live in Kent with my husband, toddler Tilly (henceforth known as Monkey) and another baby due in November. We have two cats, Duncan and Lady Macbeth, and four chickens who kindly lay us eggs daily. We live in the picturesque seaside town of Broadstairs. I enjoy reading, knitting and cooking. I'm trying to be a bit 'greener' (not sure how successfully), and to be a gentle parent. Extended breastfeeding and co-sleeping don't freak me out, we use cloth nappies and try to follow some of the ideals of Attachment Parenting. If that sounds as if I know what I'm doing, I don't! I am also a psychotherapist with an interest in Focusing-oriented therapy, and I have a small private practice in the area.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Cancel that Ark

Yesterday I was convinced that we would be building an ark after three days of near-constant rain. This morning dawned fair and sunny, and the Monkey and I went for an early morning stroll down to the seafront:
It was the perfect morning to appreciate our new surroundings, with the sun glinting off the sea and the beach empty except for a few dog-walkers:
Oops, posted the same photo twice!
Monkey gave us a little lie-in (well, 7am but that's a marked improvement on the last few days). She is showing off her new haircut, courtesy of Grandad, a professional barber whose skill and fearlessness with a pair of scissors and a wriggly toddler far surpassed any of my previous doomed attempts!
Our new home
I love Autumn, and I hope that wherever you are today you are enjoying this beautiful season.


Tabiboo said...


Some lovely photos there even if you have posted one twice - doh!!

Love the new home too though I'm thinking really hard where it is - I'm sure I've seen it somewhere!

Nina x

ps. fingers crossed for the weather tomorrow I may even head down to the beach hut - maybe!!

Joxy said...

Ohhh lovely photos :)

The house looks beautiful - cor I wish I could afford something like that :)

HOpe you're all settled in now. And fingers crossed the rain has passed - we've been going a bit stir crazy here.

arwen_tiw said...

How beautiful, so glad all is well in your new home. :)

nocton4 said...

oh lovely house .. many happy years there, looks a stunning family home xxx

Miss Meep said...

Oh, wow - dream house or what! Hope you'll all be really happy there.