Last Saturday night the kids and I were at a friend’s birthday bonfire night party with a roaring fire, beautiful fireworks, lovely people and some delicious food. We got home about 930pm to find the house empty and dogs and partner missing.
When I checked my phone, I could see a stream of increasingly random … Read more
We went away over half term to meet with our friends as we often do. But this time one family was not there. The primary-school-aged daughter had broken her leg very badly whilst ice skating. Her femur snapped and fractured and she was in hospital for a number of days until she gained mobility. My
My kids are getting older now (10 and 14) and so are accomplished at helping out with chores. I don’t pay them to help because I don’t get paid and I want them to understand that they are part of a mini-community called ‘a family’ and in communities we all have to pull our weight.… Read more
Virginia Woolf wrote ‘A room of one’s own’ (which I must re-read). It is a long essay arguing for the importance of intellectual freedom and financial independence for women. At the time that she wrote, this sentiment, was radical; that one could be in a couple and yet have a room of one’s … Read more