In the past week, I’ve been treated to two new freedoms: freedom from the imprisonment of the longest winter I can remember, and freedom for my son into the world of independent reading. Both sheer pleasure. Continue reading
For the last week I’ve been feeling more and more convinced that I’m in Narnia – and I’m desperately hoping someone will point me in the direction of the darned lamp post!
… said a friend the other day, to hoots of laughter from the rest of us! I laughed so much my stomach hurt.
She was recounting how, only the day before, she had yelled at her kids in sheer frustration “Why, oh why, did I have children?!” – and yes, she did say that in front of them! Their arguing and bickering had got to her so much, she couldn’t take it anymore. Continue reading
Lately, I’ve been feeling totally bombarded by the responsibilities of being a parent. It’s not been the British weather, or the cold, or even the rain that’s been a culture shock since returning to Blighty from Oz. No, it’s been the return to the banal Never Ending to do list. Ever been there? Yep, thought so. Continue reading
We have this new oven. Brand new. Double, shiny and chrome and all that (though its not a brand you’ll have heard of).
Thing is, its stuck in the middle of our kitchen floor. Has been for 3 weeks now. Continue reading