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Seven Years 06/11/2014

You had your 7th birthday yesterday Robin. You are growing up so fast and I have felt speechless, oh not lost for the words to tell you...

Childhood 03/10/2014

A phone call came this morning, just as I got in from taking our little boy to school. My Auntie had passed away at 11 p.m. the previous...

Forever 16/10/2014

“If you had a brother, no, a brother and a sister, then you added us two, and then you, there would be seven of us in your house”, so...

Challenges & Opportunities 15/08/2014

I am watching our son have his swimming lesson. He is really enjoying it; he is gaining confidence and a sense of himself as he masters a...

The Dark Side 11/06/2014

We are watching ‘Star Wars Return of The Jedi’. I have seen the other two films and realise I am feeling sympathetic towards Darth Vader....

Fear 04/04/2014

We had a family day out, my idea, nothing grand just a play area and a picnic. At the end of a couple of hours we got back in the car all...

Home And Hope 29/04/2014

The builders are in and work has commenced on the house. This would be fine except we haven’t exchanged contracts yet. Everything seems...

Growth 12/02/2014

I suppose we are putting down roots, claiming somewhere as ours. This feels exciting and scary. What is happening? Well we are hoping...

A New Year, a new me? 21/01/2014

A New Year seems to herald the feeling that things must change, that I must change, start afresh, that there must be a new beginning, and...

Christmas, hope and belief 21/12/2013

Our son came home and told us he was going to be a King in his school Nativity play which was about the midlife crisis. Further...

Questions 22/11/2013

We see a dragonfly while walking down to pick our son up from school. I can’t wait to tell him and hope we can spot it on the walk back...

Control 08/10/2013

I feel the need to try and make sense of things, to find the time for me. I am my own worst enemy in this as I don’t find it easy to put...

Patience 19/10/2013

I have been reading a magazine called ‘Spirit and Destiny’. After scanning the newsagent’s shelves for something meditative or soulful it...

The Sea 02/12/2014

Why am I reminded of the sea? It’s raining and a mist has settled around the trees on the hills in the distance. Last night I drew back...

New Years Eve 31/12/2014

I feel as though I’m holding my breath – I feel unsure about this transition. What will change? What will get better? What will be ahead?...

New Year Niggles 10/01/2015

The worst weather seems to always be after Christmas, in the New Year – fact or fiction that’s how it feels. As I write, the view in...

What A Wit With Words 01/04/2015

“Where did you get that from?”, asks our 7 year old son scornfully over his shoulder, “Parenting for Dummies?”. And with that last remark...

The Cat and the Stone 11/03/2015

I walk over to pick up the stone. It is standing upright, a perfect heart shape in the verge at the side of the lane. The verge is raised...

Coronavirus Blog Day 82

So, I started this blog to deal with living through a pandemic, to help me make sense of how I felt and hopefully, what was going on...

Coronavirus Blog Day 58

May 15th - 33,998 people have died, 384 in the last 24 hours. So, how to exit lockdown - and when? Two crucial questions that worry me....

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