A tribute to the angels

Death.The hardest lesson in life to bear.It touches us all in one way or another. No one can live a lifetime without feeling its wrath.Some, sadly, more than most. I remember a period in my twenties, just after my dad had died, when it felt like everywhere I turned someone else had lost a loved […] Read more…

The bonkers world of the sleep deprived

Forget your 5* spa resort in outer Mongolia or your luxury canoeing trip around the Everglades. Put down the brochure for skiing beside volcanic vents in Russia or ice climbing in the Andes. If you are looking for an edgy, exhilarating experience where you might not leave with your life or sanity intact come and spend […] Read more…

My inside out sock

I am developing a thing for bed socks. Maybe it’s an age thing but they are so damn comfy and snug that I can’t help myself. The sight of them on the end of my feet on a cold morning getting the kids ready for school or on a lazy Sunday makes me feel all […] Read more…

Letting ho ho go!

This Christmas there I’ll be. In my beautiful festive dress draped over my streamlined curves. High heels on, make up perfect. The house will smell of turkey and chestnuts and a hint of cinnamon. Johnny Mathis will be singing about a child being born. My own darling children will be playing side by side with the toys that Santa […] Read more…

Those little things

Since having Gabriel arrive in our world a strange thing has occurred. We kind of don’t sweat the small stuff anymore. Well we do, but to a much lesser degree. Being a highly-strung A-type personality I used to get completely riled by the silliest of things and got myself into a couple of scrapes over […] Read more…

Gabriel Syndrome

There was a time when the word Syndrome would have had me reaching for the Jack Daniels, Marlborough Lights and mega packs of beef hula hoops. All at once. A sight to behold indeed. In the early days my cheeks would burn with swallowed tears every time someone mentioned that word. Syndrome became synonymous with your son […] Read more…

I am lazy and ignorant

Katie Price, aka Jordan, mother of a young boy with Prader Willi syndrome (a syndrome my own son has been tested for) caused a furore this weekend by calling special needs mums “lazy” and “ignorant” for not accessing the help that is available for families of disabled children. This is my reply: I am lazy. […] Read more…

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