Category Archives: Single parenthood

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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Bong …

We heard the church bells donging “Wedding here … This is a wedding!” while we having lunch today and the question came for the first time ever: “Mummy, when did you get wedding’d?” “Oh, Mummy’s never been ‘married’ Poppet” I … Continue reading

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Moon Rising

* She leaned against the wooden rail and stared out across the fields, suddenly conscious of how much earlier the evenings were falling as she gazed at the sea of maize before her, flowery tips flickering in a deep golden … Continue reading

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This week ..

* This week a 25yr old colleague was killed in a tragic accident at work. The entire company is emotionally decimated. This week, my darling old man neighbour is lying in a hospital approx. 700 kms  away  with only a … Continue reading

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The Gallery – April

A railway carriage – you know, like in the olden days … a compartment set apart, with the blinds rolled half down. Through the narrow gap, you see ‘stuff’ flash by at speed. You have no idea what it is, … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

* * MJM

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Kids’ Hygiene – Is smelly normal?

Puzzled I am …  (Yoda would love my style). Actually, not so much puzzled, as increasingly troubled on the subject of children’s hygiene; I have an overly-sensitive sense of smell. This, for the most part, is a wonderful attribute, particularly … Continue reading

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Stay

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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The Anger Switch – on/off?

I have the temperamental gene (ha, what, really?!). I also have clinically diagnosed pms issues and this happy combination manages to turn me into a horrible bitchwomanfromhell for a few days a month every month. (I am aware of this … Continue reading

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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

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