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, 15 March 2015

Lots of gulls

A pair of my companions

I say, 'Smile'.

And this boy with the long lashes. 

Such wonderful company.

Pirate Birthday

This hatchling wanted a pirate party.

To his great joy, the rec centre set him up a pirate ship.

The day went past,

in a blur.

I should have brought my nikon,

but incorrectly thought my phone would do.

The shutter speed

just was not up to the task.

Bear with my terrible photos.

This little lady,

tried hard to keep up.

There was so much 


in the gymnasium

and a whole lot of 


We don't do birthday parties as a routine,

we try to scatter a couple between them all,

each year.

And it is was lovely,

that all children from 11 years down to not quite one,

declared they had a lot of fun.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

A beautiful place to be

'A storm is coming.' When a local makes such a statement,

 all that is required is to look up for verification of wind direction.

Storms blow in and out, not overstaying their welcome.

We wake to eye watering sunrises.

After sleeping beneath beautiful moons.

While we watch and wait for spring's return.

Hatchling no6

"What'ch'a doing with an allen key?"


Happy 5th birthday Hatchling no4

It isn't about the presents,

but it is one of the few moments 

when you slow down and hold still, long enough to take a photo.

You are a whirlwind of boy'ish energy and everyday I wake up and you make sure

that I see just how much our family has changed since you came on to the stage.

We are blessed beyond what words can express,

and I am so lucky to be your mum.

From the smallest hatchling who looks up to you with the greatest admiration to your daddy who misses you like crazy especially on days like today, Happy birthday hatchling no4 we love you so much.