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Wistful wasteful thoughts

OneThumpFellThudDead. One. That is all it took.One. To end 59 years of life.One. A boy showing off to his friends.One. Five children left without a dad.One. A wife without her husband and friend.One. Nine grandchildren. Six never met.One. Four more weddings with an empty seat at the helm.One. Eleven Christmas morns with a lingering sense of […] Read more…

The special bus

When I was a teenager there was a man in my area that everyone called Tony Beep Beep. He was called this because you could often find him standing on the corner of the road shouting at car drivers to honk their horns. I’ve spent a lot of time of late wondering more and more […] Read more…

Sometimes

People sometimes wonder what it would be like to have a child with additional needs.  It is something that fills many an expectant parent with horror and fear. Why else put ourselves through the numerous prenatal tests. It is up there with random car accidents, cancer, bankruptcy and prison as one of life’s blows that […] Read more…

Crying: a survival guide

Is your baby’s weeping winding you up? Are your toddler’s tears testing your patience? What about your children’s screeching, hollering and whinging? Are you ready to up sticks and move to a deserted island (budge up Tom Hanks, the mammies are a coming). Then you are in dire need of the Complicated Gorgeousness guide to […] Read more…

How to lose your friends

Become a mum. There is a cartoon doing its rounds on Facebook this week that made me chuckle showing a harassed mum answering a phone and asking a friend to call them back in five years. That mum is certainly me. Is that mum you? The only difference is that I’m into my seventh year […] Read more…

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