WIP Wednesday: Boy’s Sleeveless Sweater

In January I wrote that I'd write more frequently on my blog, but that hasn't happened. The post-Christmas lockdown has been intense due to the school closures! My daughter is now in the senior cycle, meaning she sits her leaving certificate exam next year. She's in higher level classes which require a lot of studying.…

Isolation Day 4

Ireland recently entered its third lockdown. According to an article I read last autumn, we have some of the strictest restrictions in the world. In fact, the study found that the measures imposed by NPHET and the Irish Government are tougher than any seen in the whole of Europe, Asia, Australia, America, Canada and the majority…

WIP Wednesday- Muddling Through

This post isn't so much about knitting, though I am totally engrossed in my latest project. At the moment I feel like I'm the work in progress... crafting a life worth living despite recent challenges, family dramas, and the stress that comes with rearing teenagers. This moment in time requires resourcefulness, flexibility, and compassion. I'm…

Today’s Garden Report

Over the last week I've been in a sort of quarantine slump. My partner has gone back to work and his life has more or less returned to normal. My teenage daughter's mood reflects my own; it's hard to keep the team's morale up when I feel somewhat despondent at this stage. We were both…

Traveling With Our Taste-buds

This post focuses on traveling in three parts: lockdown travel restrictions, virtual travel, and our culinary adventures. Part One The travel restrictions during lockdown have presented a problem for many co-parenting families. I haven't heard much discussion around this issue, although one Guardian headline reads Uk lawyers inundated by divorced parents arguing over lockdown custody.…