A Curacy Christmas: Exhibit A

Curate-ing husbands everywhere; a word to the wise…

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The Medical Pregnancy 

A couple of weeks ago, upon rather abruptly arriving at the third trimester, I wrote a blog post in honour of the second. The beautiful, blooming and buzzing second trimester, as I had experienced it. It was an indulgent exercise in nostalgia; capturing the joy and awe that I was feeling once more, at growing…

School Comforts

So I mentioned in my previous post that I’d been getting rather… emotional… lately. This week, that’s proven to be a bit of an understatement! I mean it really, really doesn’t take much at the best of times, but yesterday morning… Well, it was plain embarrassing. We went for an introductory tour around what we hope…

Purple Trousers

Disclaimer: This is a rather detailed post, celebrating the highs- and even the lows-of a third, final, and (so far!) healthy pregnancy. Please don’t read if this topic might upset you!

House and Home (Work)

So the walk to and from nursery has always been long; but over the last few weeks, it has definitely gotten longer.  And more uphill.  Absolutely, definitely more uphill.  The kids are now big enough to walk part of the way, which is good, but nowhere near big enough to walk the whole way. So,…

Going the Distance… with a Pumpkin (or 6!)

October 31st. Hallowe’en, Samhain, The Feast of the Dead, Light Night,  the Eve of All Saints… Or… In our house… Our wedding anniversary! Back in 2009, I was working as a teaching assistant and still, as ever, in love with the glorious season of Autumn. So, we planned our wedding to fall on the final…

Settling In

Are you settled in now, then? That’s the question I think I am most often asked¬†these days, and the one I am finding most difficult to answer. As such, I’ve decided that the question probably needs rephrasing! For example… Does the house you are currently residing in feel like your home, now? Do you know…

Adventures in Catering

So, last night I completed what felt like my first proper Vicar’s Wife Assignment.  We have a Church Plant  (new church gathering for non-church-folks) in the community centre by the school gates every Wednesday tea time. This largely involves games, discussion and a shared meal. So far, I’ve gone along with the kids and enjoyed…

Choices and Changes

So, it’s no secret, (when you’re an external processer with a keyboard and a WordPress, at least…) that the last few weeks have been a struggle. Like a reverse twist on the Green Day classic, I pretty much shrugged my shoulders, threw my hands up and begged, “wake me up, when September comes!” And now, here…

What’s Hidden

So, I know that my last post was more than a little bit raw. But the thing is, well, I’ve decided that’s something I won’t ever apologise for. See, while the emotions were still very current, it actually took me well over a week to write. Initially, it was quite an immature recap of all…

Identity Spice(s)

When I started this blog, I quickly discovered that I wasn’t the only one who felt the need to write about life as a Vicar’s wife. Some fellow bloggers were enthusiastic; others reluctant- or even resentful; and others perhaps a little indifferent. It seems there are all sorts of ways that one can approach this…

Summer Holiday Hacks- and Fails!

Someone recently asked if the school holidays really made any difference to me, being at home with pre-schoolers and all. And I think in any case, I would have said yes; but having just moved accross the country to a brand new area… this current ‘yes’ is emphatic to say the least! See, the thing…