Two Wise Men & A Prison Officer

Long overdue. I couldn't see what was right in front of me. In my (sometimes futile) attempt to become a better human being, and ultimately a better Grandmother,  I have been exploring. I have  tiptoed around 'The Law of Attraction' and discovered the power of the subconscious mind. I have read testimonies of people whose... Continue Reading →

In Sickness and in Health

There are many things I had forgotten about having little people in your life, such as the dangers that lurk in every corner of your house, their resistance to sleep despite being beyond tired and lastly, their ability to catch bugs, spread it around and bring down households of adults. I can remember the numerous... Continue Reading →

The Maternal Bond

My finger has been hovering over the publish button for the last hour.  Like anything in life, there are highs and lows and I feel as if I should keep everything upbeat, even when its not the truth.  At the very outset, I declared that I would be real. This is my reality and all... Continue Reading →

People…not a big fan

I am exhausted, exasperated and worn out by People. I sometimes feel like I am an alien that has been left behind by my Mothership. I have had a tough couple of weeks, both professionally and personally.  My actions in my place of work have come into question which has resulted in me over-analysing my... Continue Reading →

Le Weekend

An account of a weekend with Phoebe who had just learned to crawl,  climb and stand in the space of 2 days. The Brief: to contain an adventurous 7 month old for 3 nights whilst still managing to eat, shower and function as human beings. Babyproofing:  I had kidded myself that my home was relatively... Continue Reading →

Silk purse, sow’s ear

My relationship with this current blog post can only be described as somewhat strained.   I wasn't getting anything out of it, and it didn't understand what I needed.  I had even threatened to leave it  on more than one occasion but it fell on deaf ears. There I was, declaring my intention to 'just... Continue Reading →

A new tradition

  With my birthday just days after Christmas, I have fallen into a 'tradition' of spending most of it looking back over the past year with regret.  I celebrate with my family but when everyone is in bed I spend hours visiting the dark places in my mind and fill it with negative thoughts and... Continue Reading →

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