Marmite

Everybody’s got a thing, but some don’t know how to handle it. Parenting is a slog. A testing, draining, frustrating, sleep-deprived, impoverishing, wrinkle-inducing, physically and emotionally exhausting slog. There is no ‘but’ incoming here.  Parenting…

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Sardines

A bearded man with warm eyes and rosy cheeks by the name of Dr Atkin just laughed. ‘I haven’t taught you anything; you’ve done it all yourselves’. Wow, I thought, that’s radical, and also lovely.

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April Shower

Last weekend we voyaged south to support my husband in the London Marathon- it was 25 degrees and I was slapping factor 50 on the kids like it was going out of fashion.  Tonight, I…

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Dawning

I have had an epiphany of sorts. Don’t worry, I haven’t got religious festival dyscalcula; I know it’s Eastertide… Last week we went up to visit our native homeland to share the Easter weekend with…

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Shame

I remember the first time I experienced feelings of shame. I was in Reception class, and for the crime of helping to fill my friend’s Fireman Sam lunchbox with water in the school toilets at…

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