Now that I have transported my old posts from my previous blog, I can really start blogging properly here.
A brief family update: observant readers might have noticed that we were blessed with another baby – No 7 ( boy number 3) came, 3 weeks early, on our oldest daughter’s 14th birthday. He is now about 20 months and delightful. The other six children are all in school – No 1 is coming up to GCSEs and making choices for the sixth form, our twins are completing primary school this year and moving on to secondary schools in the autumn. My husband has just returned from a 3 month sabbatical, about 2/3 of which he spent in Israel.
I think I want this blog to be a composite – vignettes of family life, occasional recipes/menu plans and my thoughts on parenting a reasonable size family which is made more interesting by the fact that I am an only child and so have no idea about normal or acceptable sibling behaviour!
Highlights of today – interviewing a chassidishe salami manufacturer. He made his products sound so good – great hygiene, good kashrus, not too many poisonous ingredients – that I think I’ll try some for Shabbos.
– for a special birthday a few years ago, my husband organised a family portrait photo. It’s lovely, but out of date and missing our baby. So a couple of weeks ago, we went to our dear friend the photographer for another sitting. She had been promising us a new picture since the baby was born and this morning, to our great surprise, a huge package arrived containing a framed family portrait! (We had assumed that she would show us the pictures and we would choose). It’s gorgeous – she’s a great photographer and it’s already hanging in our dining room.