I'm not a natural parent. I'm neither blessed with abundant amounts of patience nor am I the most maternal. Please don't get me wrong; I would not change being a Mum for all the money in the world and I adore the constant frustrations challenges that the Boys bring but there are days when I would… Continue reading Let’s be serious for a moment.
Sometimes, boys just need a little reaffirmation and while ES is going through his "I'm not listening to you" phase, I made this 5x7" picture for him. He likes it and has put in in pride of place in his storage. He needed reminding that YS was not his convenient punching bag and what a wonderful… Continue reading Brotherly love
I'm still in that 'children gone back to school' blessed-out phase. So what better way to capitalise than to avoid the ironing pile for another day and go out to lunch with my mum?! She's certainly had some trying times recently but she's great fun to be around, especially when Yahtzee and rock buns are… Continue reading Being a grown-up.
If you have children, you will know the feeling that occurs on the first day of term. You know the one: "Right, where the bloody hell is my house under all this junk?". I am there right now and there is so much to do, that I'm completely overwhelmed and no idea where to start.… Continue reading Trying to discover our house.
It's day 21 of the summer holidays and suddenly the bickering has kicked up, not just a notch but a whole storey. It seems as though ES & YS are unable to even breathe the same air without spouting vitriolic comments at the other. It. Is. Exhausting. As an only child, I'm not used to… Continue reading In which it kicks off.
Let me start by saying that I love my children but the prospect of spending a week with them is slightly unnerving. I am not a natural "let's go outdoors" kinda gal, preferring to hibernate with a good book in front of the fire, especially if it's wet outside. OK, I know that it's a… Continue reading Batten down the hatches, it’s half term.
So how do you help someone find their way when they feel lost? It's not as if they have an inbuilt sat-nav where you can just tap in the postcode.
Every now and then, stuff happens that makes you think and take stock of your life. It can also happen twice, especially if you were never really convinced you managed to get it right the first time. I personally think I have a predisposition to regularly question my choices and hopefully, I come out the… Continue reading In which I decide to resurrect my alter ego.