I’ve had a couple of email from people asking if I’m OK as I haven’t blogged for a while. Thank you for asking.
It’s been a funny few months: there was a close death on Boxing day, I hit an all time winter low, I’ve definitely been hormonal, I’ve got a trapped nerve in my … Read more
Friends, Strangers and Facebook
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
Parents and Protection
Why kids should do chores
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
When bad stuff happens…form a net to hold the light
When bad stuff happens there are ripples. Ripples beyond the specific circumstances to even those hardly involved. Who can not have been moved by the Grenfell Tower tragedy?
When bad stuff happens we look for explanations. We want to understand how it happened, why it happened, why to me, why now, what could have stopped … Read more
Car and Life Companion
Last week I gave my car away. I gave it away because I have a new one. I gave it away because when I looked on Parker’s price guide it was so little to be charge anyone for.
And yet the car has meant so much. I got it in December 2005 when my … Read more