What is this mummy instinct thingy?

In early 2010, a panel of experts from Oxford University published a paper in the Lancet that said that a mother’s instinct is usually right if she believes her child may be dangerously ill. In fact, a parent’s instinct that something is wrong was added to a list of signs that every doctor should look […] Read more…

Gabriel

This was a poem given to us at Gabe’s christening. We always liked the name Gabriel but when it became obvious that things were not going to be straightforward with him we thought it would do no harm to name him after the most famous angel of all. He was three months old at his […] Read more…

It never just rains but it stains

Do you ever have one of those days when everything keeps falling on your head? No – just me then! Today every time I opened a cupboard something dropped out and either smothered me (wardrobe – two jumpers) or broke my toe (bathroom cabinet – shampoo bottle). I dare not get the hoover out of […] Read more…

Our wonkers, bonkers life

I wanted to call the post Wonky Bonky as this is a little pet name that I have for Gabe, but it sounds a little rude and I didn’t want to give anyone false hope. If you are disappointed then I think that you are in the wrong blog. I am really sorry but you’ll have […] Read more…

That boy of mine…

I love writing. I write for a living. God only knows why but someone has always been willing to pay me for this privilege for over a decade now. So it is not the teenage dream of writing for Just 17 and Smash Hits (I never got to interview Marti Pellow but Terry Wogan did […] Read more…

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