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, 4 February 2018

I was good at blogging once


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, by watching my child's mortality become a game of chess between the doctors and some greater power. 

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

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

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

Happy 10th birthday, Hatchling no3!

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. 

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Happy new year!

From hotel hospital. 

But perhaps, quite the story for hatchling no7 to tell her friends one day. 

How she flew in at midnight by air ambulance, watching the fireworks from above. 

Like the world had Dr. Suess flowers growing up out of the darkness. 

And here we remain, as we wait for her to be well enough to fly home. 

Christmas photos 2017

Advent day 24 - Christmas cookies