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  • Pocket money, seed packets and odd socks

    Dawn Isaac on 02 Mar 2012 at 05:09 PM

    “How much pocket money do I have?” asked my daughter this week. “Ummm… probably… let’s say… around about… £5?” This is, as you can see, more of a question than a statement. The truth is, I really have no idea. Theoretically they get £1 a week, but I’ve sort of sidestepped the bit where I hand over any... Read More...

  • Wildflower seeds, Highgrove and head colds

    Dawn Isaac on 13 Sep 2010 at 12:38 PM

    "Please don't walk on Mummy's head, darling!" When I uttered these pained words I realised my weekend was not going well. A husband away for a stag weekend in Amsterdam, a streaming cold and the need to entertain three hyperactive children does not make for a good combination. At this... Read More...

  • Sunflower competitions and embracing failure

    Dawn Isaac on 21 Sep 2009 at 11:16 AM

    "You're not going to win, but it's OK, isn't it?" This is a phrase I'm trotting out on a daily basis at the moment as this month is result time in the school sunflower growing competition . I'm not actually sure if I'm saying it for my sake or my daughter's but we... Read More...