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 courage to survive
I’ve already written about my visit to Poland and the concentration camps.
I’m not sure I would have survived the holocaust.
Literally. My family were Jewish so some didn’t survive. My great grandparents were murdered in Auschwitz. Their names are not recorded by the Nazi’s as they weren’t worth recording; they just got straight off … Read more
Obsessive – Me? This time about Asperger’s
I’ve been reading a lot about Asperger’s syndrome recently as we teach it as part of the A level psychology syllabus and it fascinates me. Asperger’s is a neuro-developmental difference which can mean that people with it have limited theory of mind.
Theory of mind is our ability to ‘mind read’ ie to … Read more
A positive take on the menopause
I’ve written about the menopause before here, about the benefits of this part of our life as older women. When I saw a couple of friends who had read the article they said ‘who are you trying to kid?’ or words to that effect. They couldn’t see the positives as they were too wearied … Read more
- If I asked you to tell me your life story, what would you tell me?
- Which bits would you leave out? Which bits would you embellish? What would you add in?
Autobiography is the art of telling your story, of fictionalizing the truth, because the very act of writing means we are putting experiences into … Read more
Celebrating the menopause
I’ve just started my period.
Is that too much information?
You see, the thing is, I’m really pleased to have started my period because I’m getting to ‘that age’, the age where soon I won’t be having periods, but where I might soon be having hot sweats, insomnia, headaches, lapses of memory, mood swings, loss … Read more