Mother of 4 who loves her smalls and her husband, And Now We Are Six is also devoted to the collection of ribbon, LEGO minifigs and glass cloches. She fancies wrapping and giving little presents and misses NPR. She longs to win dishwasher loading and sleeping competitions - two talents she regrets remain so hidden. Life in a somewhat distant past involved government and public relations (the favorite being crisis communications - skills still being used most days!). She dreams of opening a bakery and boutique filled with her favorites (ribbon, pretty paper, children's books, classic toys, vintage treasures, pastries, coffee, and hostess gifts). Meanwhile she is busy finding much comedy in her family learning British English despite everyone having said, "At least you speak the language." She tries to balance being a tourist who happens to live in London with learning to bake in Celsius. Thanks in advance for reading and even more, for cheering from afar. And for overlooking poor grammar and punctuation. Beginning with the blog title.