I’ve been trying to go paper-free for a long time. I even wrote a couple of posts about getting existing paper digitised on the TwinkleBob blog.

Recently I turned my attention to reducing the amount of new paper I need to use, particularly in printing things out, but it’s still hard because I’m a bit of a scribbler.


They grow up so fast...

  • 2019-05-28
  • ~2 minute read

It’s May 2019. That means it’s more than 7.5 years since Isaac was born. It doesn’t seem that long.

The other night I helped him off to sleep, which I have done most nights since he was 6 months old and will continue to do until he gets fed up with me. It’s not always easy and it’s not unusual for me to fall asleep before he does, which can be frustrating, but I’m not giving up those moments of holding hands with him, having random conversations (and telling him to stop talking and go to sleep :joy:) and saying goodnight. I’m not giving them up until he’s ready.


Back in January I took a day off from work and we got to do something a little bit special. Despite having half a draft post written, I’m only just now getting around to finish it. Better late than never? I hope so.

As one of his Christmas presents, Isaac was given a ticket to see Horrible Histories live on stage with his auntie and uncle. There were two options and he chose to see the Awful Egyptians show. There was no way we were missing out, so we bought tickets too!

So just a couple of weeks after Christmas we all went to The Playhouse in Weston-super-Mare to watch it together. We had such a great time!


At the beginning of the year I set myself three challenges and broke those down into mostly measurable goals (take a look at my New Year Resolutions for 2019).

The challenges were to Read More, Write More and Play More. It’s hard to believe we’re already over two thirds through February, so it’s about time I gave you an update.


It seems so long ago now that we were on the move again, back in September. This is a post I started back then and kept trying to finish, but never quite got a round to, but it’s still something that I want to share.

This last move wasn’t quite so far, or so stressful. Having taken some time to settle back into a reasonably familiar area, we were ready to go back to a more rural setting. It wasn’t that we were living in a city, or anything, but living in Cornwall for so long changed our perspective so much.

Unlike the move from Cornwall we gave ourselves a bit more time and were able to think and plan a little more carefully about where we wanted to go and what we wanted take with us.