Life of Ryrie

Adventures in family life


summer holiday

Arty Crafty

I am continually amazed by the number of brilliant creatives who live in our neighbourhood.  Artists, sculpture-ers, singers, seamstresses, writers, you name it we appear to have them.  The best part of this is that they all appear to be willing to share their knowledge, especially with the younger members of our community.   Continue reading “Arty Crafty”

A Tale of Two Halves and Back to School

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness… we had everything before us, we had nothing before us”

Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

School holidays are rather like football matches: a game of two halves that is, not full of sweaty over-paid man boys. One half is invariably packed full of action with excitement at every turn, whilst the other is full of dull, but strategically vital, defensive work. Sometimes though, just sometimes it all comes together in a game that is thrilling from beginning to end with a team that works together to produce magic.

Continue reading “A Tale of Two Halves and Back to School”

Watch it!

As I write this the rain is teeming down. I can see it drumming on the decking, dancing between the grooves and keeping up with the steady tempo of the dish washer whirring in the kitchen behind me. While I watch the rain fall I am smiling.

Continue reading “Watch it!”

Farty Towels and Five Top Things to Do in Devon

I can’t remember the last time we had a family holiday for longer than a long weekend; Steve’s job always requires him to work during the summer holiday period. Usually we (the children and I) cobble together a few long weekends with Daddy, then lots of day trips and time exploring and making the most of our local area. However it never quite leaves you refreshed or raring to go when we hit September and it’s back to school. What with all the changes that have happened to in the Life of Ryrie over the past couple of years we could really do with ten days of doing nothing other than debate whether to go to the beach or which swimming pool we should frequent. Alas it was not to be this summer.

Continue reading “Farty Towels and Five Top Things to Do in Devon”

Blog at

Up ↑

The Teenage Whisperer

Helping you connect with young people

Things I've Shot

Photography by Oliver Jordan.

Wood Pig

a crafty club

Home – The Conversation

Adventures in family life

%d bloggers like this: