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Silent Sunday


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Silent Sunday


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Still here

Hello. I am still here. My finger-nails are not and there are lots of sore bits around the edges where they were but I am still here. I guess I realised that while I was on here, I was thinking … Continue reading

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It’s a heartbreaking thing to watch someone die. My old neighbour was 87 in October. I live in the appartment directly above where he resided for over 11 years. He lost his wife to cancer in the summer of 2007 … Continue reading

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Create your own Sock Monster

When I saw that my sock post from last November had been viewed a few times this week, I suddenly remembered that I had promised to blog the actual sock L. and I made for the OnlyDads tree. L was … Continue reading

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10 things to do lying down

When the doctor told me he had signed me off work for 4 weeks with no sitting, no driving and no lifting after an operation on a herniated spinal disk, I was horrified; one month out doesn’t fit in to … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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Mummy, are you still cross? No Darling, I’m not. He looked at me for a long time and then said “I want to stay here with you this weekend”. I said, “What, even though I’m so grumpy and tired and … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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The Flip-Side

A new day and a 5-minute addendum to yesterday’s post: I woke up to the sun. My world immediately feels more accessible when that happens. I have another personal mountain to climb today, but seeing blue sky and glinting fields … Continue reading

Posted in Home, Kids, Life Stuff, Parenting, Philosophising, Single Mum, Single parenthood, Starting out as a single working parent, Work-Life Balance, Working From Home | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments