Large Families and Chicken Pox: The Kids Aren’t Happy

  There have been varying degrees of illness for the last six weeks. Yes, six weeks. As soon as one child recovered, another came down with something-or-other. Then two weeks ago this happened:     Eddie came to the breakfast table sporting a red, spotty number. Chicken pox. I incorrectly worked out that eight of… Read More

When large families get ill

    Despite holding onto the thought that spring was on the way it seems we have been severely disappointed with the extended winter we have been experiencing instead.  The weather has been cold, rainy and downright miserable ever since the hosepipe ban came into effect.  Murphy’s Law strikes again. We had a photoshoot lined… Read More