About Mahala

Mahala is a 40 something mother of three young children and wife to a flute maker. An ex-teacher-turned-WAHM who home educates her children, she writes about life as a parent, in all its guises; living with chronic illness; the occasional gluten free recipe and even a bit of politics from time to time.

So, I’ve posted previously about my foray into square foot gardening, and my attempts to grow as much of our food as possible this year. Quite an ambitious goal for someone who struggles to keep anything non-human alive! I posted about the building and filling of new raised[…]

I saw a tweet earlier today that I felt compelled to reply to. It’s not something I do often – most of my time on Twitter is spent reading other people’s posts, and I rarely post myself. But I needed to reply to this one. Now, there were[…]

I’ve been busy in the garden recently, but mainly in the kitchen and conservatory, sowing seeds and transplanting seedlings. I jumped the gun a bit with some of them because I was eager to get started, but so far they have survived my over-eagerness and stayed alive! Over[…]

This week, the UK has been dealing with the news that a woman in her 30s, Sarah Everard, was abducted from the street in London, by a serving police officer. She was murdered and her remains were found a week later. Her death has sparked outrage, and re-ignited[…]

In the past, I’ve written briefly about my attempts at keeping an allotment. I loved having my own little (quite big really) plot of land to work on and to begin with, things were going well. Unfortunately though, it was too much to keep up on my own[…]

Wow, I can’t believe it’s two years since I last posted to this blog.  A long time, possibly the longest of my many breaks from writing on here. A lot has changed since the last time I was here. And by a lot, I mean everything. So, first of[…]