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Blog Update 2/2/22

Who knows what day it is, or rather how many days in we are? The time is counted in years now, not days. But the numbers of the infected...

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...

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