Old post 19

What are my reasons to be cheerful? I cannot keep turning up late to the positive party so thought I would get in an early post this week. 1. My husband felt he did well in two interviews this week. Both involve additional assessments so we wait and try not to get too stressed about … [Read more…]

Old post 18

Stained Once I was the object of desire and the stuff of dreams People went out of their way to ensure they had me in their life. I had colour. I was on show. You see me now on the ground. I am written off. I am stained. Most people walk past and do not … [Read more…]

Old post 17

I attended Parents’ Evening at my son’s secondary school for the first time last week. Overall, it was a positive experience. Regular readers will know how concerned I have been about my son’s education and the way that I just seem to have lost all sense of what he is learning and what is required … [Read more…]

Old post 16

My first child went to secondary school last year and is adapting to secondary school in a worrying way. How my son is adapting to secondary school Since then, his grades have dropped and he seems to have no respect for the school. He is having detentions for the first time in his school career … [Read more…]

Old post 15

Do you ever get the feeling life is conspiring against you? I had spied a cheeky Christmas outfit in the shop. I toyed with the idea of getting it as a nice surprise for my husband on Christmas morning. Was I being silly? Maybe being daft is good at Christmas? This was the debate I … [Read more…]

Old post 14

My son has just turned 12 years of age. He started secondary school in September the same month as we moved house and he lost his beloved Grandad. That’s a lot of disruption, sadness and change all at once. For the first time ever, my son is getting into trouble at school. We spotted a … [Read more…]

Old post 13

What bargains have I found this week? This lovely rich orange scarf brightens my drab look up on the school run. £2 from the charity shop. This turquoise and haematite necklace cost just £1. You can tell by the clasp it is worth more than that. This is one of those things Dad leaves me … [Read more…]

Old post 12

This post will probably be of interest to very few people. It is not about me banging on about what I think of various issues. Nor is it a humorous piece on the challenges of family life. I am blogging about this for posterity or whatever. I am going through a fairly unhappy time with … [Read more…]

Old post 11

It seems pretty certain now that Dad is not going to get better. He is so weakened that any infection will signal the end according to the medics as he will not have the strength to fight it. I veer between being strong and crying. Amazingly strong most of the time as if someone up … [Read more…]

Old post 9

Obviously, our main focus is Dad being so ill. Only a month ago, Dad seemed absolutely fine so it has all come as a huge shock. It still seems a bit unreal but day by day, we are starting to face up to things. As regular readers will know, I love the blog hop organised … [Read more…]