Category Archives: Relationships

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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Natural forces

She is a volcano A smoldering force She nourishes the earth, tends to its needs and reaps its harvest. She is an angel of the natural world – a lover of all things living. She is an evangelist for all … Continue reading

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Demons

She sat perched on a high work-top when I walked in – feet neatly crossed at the ankles, swinging her legs like a child while she rocked … back and forth … and back … and forth. “Good morning!” I … 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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What God would … ?

The “I don’t want to go to Papa’s house, I want to stay with you” drama I wrote about in Check Mate continues … and intensifies, seemingly, with every episode. Tonight it took one hour of reasoning, reassuring, pacifying and … Continue reading

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The Gallery – A Photo I am Proud of

This Gallery theme came at another trough-point for me, but it’s funny how, just at the right moment, something can spark something which is able to pick me up and set me back on the right track, restore a bit … Continue reading

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L’Incendie

You’re still hot, you know that? That’s bull. You’re drunk. No I’m not … I gave up You stopped drinking?? No way, I don’t believe you Seriously, you read it in my book. I had to stop. It was killing … Continue reading

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For my Friend – and her Brother

Last night I received a text to say that a friend’s brother had been killed. He was 19. I never met him but know he was a complicated person who had suffered greatly in his short life and had, intentionally … Continue reading

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