School is Here.
My son wrote this poem at the end of his first day at secondary school and it so sums up how I feel too….I love it!
School is Here
School is here, you can tell.
The grudginess from within is brought to our unstable souls as well,
One second you can be at … Read more
The end of the primary school years
You know that feeling, where you wake up and for a split second the world is as it has always been, and then it descends with a weight; the knowledge that something significant has ended and that life will never be the same again.
Have you had that feeling?
I’ve had it before in my … Read more
I’m so lucky; my life is filled with everyday heroes.
I work with people who every day make a positive difference to other people’s lives, and some days, save lives, just by noticing and caring.
I know people who are heroic in just living with the situations they have going on, when every day is … Read more
Time passes by
Another new year. Time has passed.
An ex student posted this photo on Facebook of us all; I had organised this 5th Form Project pony trekking for a week in Wales when I still lived in Kent. I remember how my knees hurt and the exhilaration of galloping together up hills with the wind in … Read more
9 years – looking forward and back
9 years ending
What a year 2016 has been..all those deaths; Bowie, Prince, George Michael, Richard Adams, and 2 old friends…and on and on.
Then Brexit, Trump, Syria, the lorry in Marseilles, the lorry in Berlin.
So many endings.
One of the main things that P and I argue about is that I am … Read more
What is loss?
P asked me what the loss of a parent is like.
It is cutting trees by the river with your mum’s pruning saw and dropping it in the water, shouting ‘No! No! No!’ as you grab for it and can’t reach it and watch it sink into darkness away from you.
It is a sick … Read more