Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Long time no see!

I have been a terrible terrible blogger!
Life has taken so many twists and turns that I barely know where to begin....
As you know, I went back to work shortly after Boo was born. It took me to the UK and back weekly, it was Hard with a capital H, and after much deliberation, we made the very diffiult and gut wrenching decision to return to the UK :(

We landed back on British soil in March this year, and have been staying at my sisters 600 year old cottage, in Hertfordshire, whilst we look for somewhere suitable to rent. We are moving to our new house in 3 weeks, in the meantime, I am 45 days short of a fully baked bun, yes, baby number 4 is almost cooked - I have no idea how we will manage with 4, my 4th happy accident!

Our new house is a victorian cottage set beside a river with surrounding fields, and yet just a stones throw from the town. Not as pretty or peaceful as our beautiful French house (which we could not bare to sell, and sits empty awaiting our return), but lovely all the same, and after camping out at my sisters for so long, it wil be awesome to have our own space again.

With 3 kids, full time work and my wayward hounds, there is little time for my creative pursuits, and it doesn't help that all my lovely fabric and bead stash is still in France, oh how I mourn my stuff, not having one's belongings around is somewhat dislocating, don't you think? I even miss my books, and my bed linen and my own kitchen utensils, who would have beleieved that a wooden spoon would make me so nostalgic?
More than anything I miss my home, and whilst I know we are exactly where we are supposed to be at this phase in our lives, it is still hard not to pine, just a little, for our French life and all that went with it.

I shall try and be a good blogger, and post at least a bit more frequently than the average once a year!
If by chance, you are still here and reading, thanks for remembering me and sticking around!


  1. Congratulations on baby #4. Your life sounds so crazy and hectic that I was getting tired just reading about it. :)

    I do hope you find time to post more frequently as you always have something interesting to say.

  2. What a lot is going on in your lif e at the moment...baby number 4, congratulations!!!
    I hope you are all happy living in the UK, so pleased you havent sold your little home in France...will be nice to have little visits perhaps?
    Look forward to hearing more about your time in the UK when you have time in this busy life of yours.

    Jacky xox

  3. Oh I am so glad that you are still out there and have time to wright a little note. Baby #4 you are so lucky! I am excited to hear about your new adventures.

    I have been an awful blogger as well so I can not point a finger. Life is changing for us as well so I understand how blogging takes a back seat.

    It is good to hear from you!

    Jill in Florida

  4. omg!!!
    4 kids...you are a fertile woman ;)