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 forgotten art of Going Out

Back in the day, I could be found to be going out a number of times a week. From that bottle of wine (or three) shared with colleagues after work, PR and press events, dates with the then boyfriend (now husband) and then the regular girls’ night outs at the weekend. I was on the […] Read more…

Control

Definition: determine the behaviour or supervise the running of. As in:Can’t keep kids under Things are out of I have noWhat the hellHow did this happen?Help me Pleaaasssssssse!!! Striding to school the other day in the drizzle with seconds to spare I had an epiphany. As I simultaneously pushed Gabe’s pram, held aloft my Year […] Read more…

Who’s been naughty or nice

There was an upsetting incident at Gabe’s conductive education session this week where he refused point blank to touch various dolly parts on request like the other children. After he proceeded to pick up said dolly and throw it at his teacher shouting loudly “NUH NUH,” I have come to the conclusion that Gabriel is becoming quite naughty. Don’t tell Santa […] 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…

Parenting: zombie style

Travelling across London underground earlier this week dodging sweaty armpits and gambling on which spot to stand on the crowded platform to be closest to the opening doors, I realised that this commuting hogwash is akin to parenting. And the only real way to survive it is by entering a deep meditative state or channelling […] Read more…

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