About a year ago I returned to life as a full time mum for reasons which are largely irrelevant to the point of this story, but which involved a health crisis in the family. At the time I was completely consumed with the situation at hand, and I didn’t miss my ‘part time job’ one bit! Of course, my ‘part time job’ had become ‘full time on part time hours and pay’ and unmanageable with the Shangri La of the ‘best of the both worlds’ rapidly descending into a living nightmare.
Today my person finished Key Stay 2 at school and it occurred to me as I reflected at how quickly she had gone through the first three years of her school life, that it takes quite a few more people along the way to make a person! Between Reception and Year 2 our children change almost beyond belief. From babies to proper functioning and almost independent people in the blink of an eye! From barely walking and talking, to chit chatting, cartwheeling forces of nature, who make us laugh every single day.
Today I smiled as Ella did her pony tail for the fourteenth time to get it ‘just right’ when she should have been cleaning her teeth. Today… Read more “Today…”
Somebody asked me recently if I thought there was any mileage in a particular variety of gin they were thinking about producing. Obviously there’s some commitment and… Read more “The Gin Thing”
So I’ve done it – I’ve reached the pinnacle of my motherhood career – I have achieved the ultimate, I can do no better – and my daughter is only 7! Where do I go from here ?Because on holiday, I …knitted…a …unicorn!!!
There came a point last week, after many days of of sensational Bake Off headlines, when I started to think…really now, there are more important things happening in the world. Let’s move on! How many column inches can we give a tv show, albeit the nation’s most beloved!
So, the last few days have been some of the most surprising of my life. First of all a surprising victory for the Brexit campaign, and secondly… Read more “The Sum of Small Parts”
I start this with an apology to all of those people who are completely bored with people going on about running, who yawn and groan every time somebody posts their run or their time on whatever social media. But we all have to have our thing, and as life enhancing thing, I’m afraid I cannot do anything but evangelise. At least it’s not puppies or lost dogs!
So this morning I headed out on what I had intended to be a lengthyish run. I had 10km in my mind, and I knew that with… Read more “The Real Runkeeper”
I have written this blog post in my head a thousand times. The first time was a year ago today when I realised it was my dad’s… Read more “Mein Daddy”