Carry That Weight

My dad became a movie star to me; handsome, ideal and untouchable. His sudden and unexpected death aged 37 encapsulated all of this. It was so unjust and tragic that all you could feel for him was love and admiration, dimming any possibility of less favourable character traits that all humans are wont to have.

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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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