20 + 20 + 20
It feels as if
The first years of my life was when I was being grown,
First in the womb,
Then it seems I spent 20 years trying to grow myself,
to find my way,
start the path,
which feels like my own.
To hear my … Read more
When I became a mother,
I only had two,
I have been lucky to watch these babies grow, and stretch, and fill into
the young men they are becoming.
Their swelling, ripening,
shakes me off.
I am being phased out,
of the day-to-day mothering
which has been so consuming.
I feel … Read more
Talking about the menopause
It feels like a long time ago that I was writing blogs about the menopause in 2015/16:
and female hormones:
To be honest, I don’t really think about the menopause much these days … Read more
Why we all need a support boat
I first met Nadine when she was re-training to be a teacher. She then went on to be my son’s form tutor and one day he came home and said Ms Bowker hadn’t been in because she was swimming the channel.
Anyone that has ever done teacher training knows how tough it is and Nadine … Read more
I remember when I was younger, I used to read my horoscope. I’m a Piscean and it used to say that I was psychic and that I could see things other people couldn’t see.
I was really frustrated. I wanted to be able to do things like telekenesis that I read about in … Read more
2 lives saved today
The kids and I had walked the dog, shut the back gate and gone inside, leaving the dog in the garden. Except, he wasn’t in the garden. The side gate was open from a delivery and he ran onto the busy road.
A lovely neighbour, caught him and brought him in with … Read more