So I promised I’d share one of the stories (very short stories) from my memoir course. I have an idea that in time I’ll write a series of short stories covering the many different events in my life to date and put them all together into one book. Some will be challenging, others funny but … More As promised…
I’m back and have dusted the cobwebs off my blog. It feels like ages and no time at all since I last posted. As I alluded to at the time life happened, as it does just when we think we’ve everything sorted, and I needed a bit of space and time to lick wounds and … More What have I missed?
I understand why #metoo is trending. I acknowledge it is an excellent way to highlight sexual assault or abuse. I’m just struggling to add it to my posts. It’s not that I don’t qualify, most readers know I have a past. So why not add it and lend my voice to the roars? I’ve been … More Why I don’t want to #metoo
In a few short weeks it will be Daniel’s anniversary. It’s been four years since he moved to hopefully new adventures, aged just thirteen. While days, weeks, months and now years have passed every day continues to be a day without Daniel for his Mum, Dad, siblings, family and friends. Daniel died the end of … More A round of applause please.
It’s ages since I posted anything about where I’m going with my writing so here’s an update. Hows the book coming on? Sorry it’s not, but that’s not to say it wont. I am not sure why I’ve not sat down to write it, because I do know the bones of the story I have … More Writing update
So, I’m still alive, just curled up in a ball for a while and trying to make sense of the world we live in. Since the sudden death of Ben’s mum, Elma I’ve found myself questioning everything in life. Most of those questions I’ve asked myself many times before, beginning when my own Dad died … More Questions on life.
Today is my eldest child’s birthday, the anniversary of the day this mad adventure in motherhood began, the day, quite a few years ago, she made my greatest dream come true. As a little one she and I walked along hand in hand and I couldn’t imagine us not being close…until she became a teenager … More I hope you find the feet of a dancer.
It’s the Summer, the weather has been reasonable and the days continue to drift by. It’s probably been the best Summer I’ve ever enjoyed as my gang are all independent, we’ve had days out, enjoyed holidays and when we are at home together life is easy. Yes all is good. However, there are moments when … More A single white feather…
Here is another letter from my ‘Series of letters’. It’s a beautifully written, heartfelt letter from a mother who is separated to her young daughter. Dear Daughter, When I met your Dad I was trying to coach myself out of a world of disappointment and sadness. I was trying to pull myself out of a … More Series of letters returns. Letter#3… Dear Daughter.
Today is my best friends birthday, my greatest confident, my closest companion. Over thirty years ago, when life was not what it should be for me, he came along and changed my future. I can never express in words what his friendship has meant to me, nor how much I’ve achieved with him by my … More To ‘yer man’ on his birthday.