A parent’s gift of independence – ‘roots to grow and wings to fly’…

Reading my colleagues’ blog posts about their freedom and adventures, my thoughts went to my role as a parent of two children. As Katy is five years older than Jamie and so grown up it was always so much easier to say no! But what do you say when your six year old son pleads … Continue reading

Damp horse hair or remembrance of things past

When most people think of Devon they think of the countryside, green fields, moorland or the magnificent coastline. Mine was an urban childhood. I grew up in and around the terraced streets of Exeter. First in Newtown close to the City Centre and then St Thomas west of the River Exe. One of my earliest … Continue reading