Author Archive | Tine Brok

Broadbean Classroom

Broadbean Classroom

  I planted the broad beans a bit late this year. My daughter, newly 5, has become extremely fond of internet seed purchasing, and to her The Diggers Club is a kind of sacred space in which all of our most desired and loved plants will exist for our enjoyment. ‘We can put this in […]

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Sleep, Existence, Life.

Sleep-Series-Sleep-Existence

I have cried myself to sleep. In times of great emptiness, bereft or falling through a dark hole of sadness, I have wracked and sobbed myself to sleep. At the dissolution of relationships, after a near death car accident, from the loss of a life growing inside me. The crying was not from a need […]

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Breastfeeding Then and Us

Breastfeeding with Tine

The joyful and relatively guiltless pleasure of opshopping and the adventure it entails is something that my and I kids enjoy together. Last week in the local opshop we found a little wooden Thomas still in his box, a fire engine big enough to push around the floor on all fours, a faux fur bright […]

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The first stone on the road

Natural Parenting in the Country

It is possible, I think, for something quite bad to be the first stone on the road to something very very good. In a lonely childhood there was the germ of the effusive warmth that I now feel utterly blessed to be able to bestow on my own children. In my first, terrifying birth, falling […]

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