Ten Years Ago: I Met My Daisy

This time 10 years ago, I was terrified. I’ve been in and witnessed things by that point in my life that had sincerely scared me, but nothing was comparable to this. The possibility of losing a baby. Again. Every move my baby made was just a tiny, quick wearing off injection of reassurance. Every time…

Eva, 20

To my little sister Eva – wherever you are, whoever you’re with: Happy  birthday darling. You were such a beautiful baby and I am proud of the beautiful young woman I believe you are. I’m as proud and as in love with you as I was the moment we met. I know our mother will…

Poem: Took Off the Lid

I built a dream around you I fucking did Shook up my life Then took off the lid   I made you shine in my mind Each bit of you was brilliance I worshipped you You just saw me as a convenience   I left myself behind I fucking did Shook up my life Then…

This Years Love

Hello First of all – happy 2018, may it be a really great one for you and those you love. So sorry to not be posting very often these days – change of pace of things and all that. I want to ramble on about the good, the bad and the downright mean things I…

Manchester Attack: Hope not Hate

The events of what happened in Manchester last week are incomprehensible. This is quite simply, one of those posts I wish I didn’t have to write. I’ve tried to make sense myself as to what happened and why. Last Monday, I was up late, feeling really grotty. I think I’d caught a bug and was…

Review: You & Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes

A sign of a good book, so I’m led to believe, is the inability to put it down. I once read a Jojo Moyes novel in the bathroom at 2am because I *had* to finish it and the light in the bedroom was annoying my husband. It was a good book. Yesterday, I finished such…

Merry Happy Love Day

Valentine’s Day is about saying shush to the world. It’s about remembering that you have to stop in the frantic, swirling, nerve wracking world you inhabit and just – stop. Stop to remember those you love. Not just your significant other. It is a day for silly, tacky happiness that only flimsy love notes can…

Happy 2017

It has been rather remiss of me not to wish you all a very happy New Year and express the hope that you had a peaceful and joyful Christmas/ Yuletide/ holiday period. We had a great time with the kids – after all, for me, Christmas is all about children. The magic and wonder and…