A Jungle Holiday

A holiday would do us all good, they said.Why not go somewhere new? A change is as good as a rest. Recharge your batteries. Monty had always wanted to go to The Conservatory; maybe stay near the The Pond and do some swimming. We could relax in the tropical heat, climb up to The WindowsillContinue reading “A Jungle Holiday”

WANTED: Have you seen this penguin?

This afternoon, during the popular Penguin Parade at Edinburgh Zoo, an Adelie penguin escaped from her keepers’ care. The penguin, known as ‘Petra’, made a mad dash through the line of onlookers and stole a red knitted Fair Isle vest from the bottom of a push chair. Petra was then lost in the crowd andContinue reading “WANTED: Have you seen this penguin?”

Red Box Jumper 5: Poncho Mamma

I carried all of my babies. I loved it. It felt right to have them so close and so cosy; reassuringly safe yet out of the way both at the same time. Having a carrying sling gave me back the use of my hands and arms without the sacrifice of putting my baby down. It’sContinue reading “Red Box Jumper 5: Poncho Mamma”

Red Box Jumper 2: Hoody

Little Red Riding Hood, late for school, but knows he should be taking breakfast to his Gran, so goes the fastest way he can. Careful to avoid the street, the swerving cars and running feet. The rooftops are the place to be: clear and empty, fast and free. But Little Red should take more careContinue reading “Red Box Jumper 2: Hoody”