About us

We are a hard working, family of eight. Swimming in the sea when we aren't busy on our small holding. Daddy dragon has to work away a lot, so this blog is to let him keep up with our adventures at home.

Sunday, 10 January 2021

Leftovers

Leftovers might just be the greatest treasure in any fridge. 


You can throw almost any leftovers in to a toastie, an omelette or in top of a pizza or baked potato and call it a meal.


One of our favourite ways to use roast dinner leftovers is to puts left over roast,covered in gravy, covered in chopped roast potatoes, sprinkle with cheese and oven bake.


A fancy poutine of sorts and a very yummy meal.

 

Happy 5th birthday Hatchling no7


This amazing girl absolutely loves the greatest showman. And her enthusiasm is infectious.


Thank you for giving us 5 wonderful years of your passion, energy and love.

We adore you.

Happy birthday Hatchling no7!

 

Saturday, 2 January 2021

This is what's important


It's a quiet time, these last few days before the holidays officially end and the world picks up pace again. 

It's not actually quiet in our house. With the hooting of hatchlings and the TV on in the background.

We didn't always have the TV on. For the larger part of our first hatchlings life, we didn't have a TV at all. It's one of those concession that have come with having children with additional 

needs. Sometimes, being the perfect parent that I hoped to be, isn't the parent that my children need me to be.

Anyways, there is little in the way of a peaceful Saturday. There is a cold clean frost outside on the fields. And the wind is low enough that the sea is gently rolling without too much enthusiasm.

 I hope so much to focus more this year on our family - there is nothing else more important.




Friday, 1 January 2021

Christmas advent photos

It is late, New Year in fact.

But better late than never.

My favourite time of year in photos.




















 

Thursday, 31 December 2020

Hatchling no 8

 


We have a new character, our 2019 born hatchling who perhaps, should be introduced.

This goregous little lady came into our lives both healing and challenging our hearts. 

This little hatchling with her infectious smile and her fierce resilience has been the joy we needed and we are so incredibly blessed.





A new year

 


It has been a long time since I last wrote on this blog. Tragedy struck our family and it has taken me a long time to figure out if I could continue writing this blog that had been all about hope.

Part of the change, the positive change is my husband no longer works away for extended periods. The entire reason the blog was started was to chronicle family life for him.


Still, I miss having this family diary. This photo album of sorts.

I have tried starting other blogs and ultimately, I am ready to start a new but I want to continue this same thread.

And here we are on the last moments of 2020, ready to begin blogging again.

Sunday, 4 February 2018

I was good at blogging once


Honestly. 

I did okay, at least. 

But every time, hatchling no7 ends up in hospital, it feels nearly impossible. 

And I loose a month, as the hole that was blown open by her being ill.

It takes time to heal enough to be happy. To feel allowed to feel happy. 

So here we sit, waiting for our wee warrior hatchling get back to being her best. 

Then hopefully we can get home and make some happier memories. 


Thursday, 4 January 2018

A special child


You weren't like other children

And God was well aware

You would need a loving family 

With love enough to share


And so he sent you to us

And much to our surprise 

You haven't been a challenge 

But a blessing in disguise


Your winning smiles and laughter 

The pleasure you impart

Far out weigh your special needs

And melt the coldest heart


And we are proud that we have been chosen 

To help you learn and grow 

The joy that you have brought us

Is more than you can know 


A precious gift from heaven 

A treasure from above

A child who has taught us many things 

But most of all real love.