Villa Wessel has a new roof

Our Norwegian house project: a log house from 1898 that we bought in a derelict state in 2017 with the wish to transform it into its former glory. The big project this summer was to change the roof, to replace the old with fresh, new wood shingles. 16,000 shingles to be exact which all have to be laid, one by one, and hammered using one nail on each shingle. Our labour of love in other words -...

“So Long, Farewell”

I went to a Memories Assembly for my daughter in Y6 this morning. The leavers were all sharing some fond memories, then the younger children got up in true The von Trapp family style singing "So Long, Farewell". At the end of the Assembly there were a ocean of used tissues on the floor, in it suddenly daunted on me that my little baby is about to leave primary school. But life is not only about...