Old post 20

Today my Dad remembers his sex education and prostitution in navy ports such as Istanbul. Most of us were young. I was 19 years old approaching 20 years and quite na├»ve. Back at home among young people sex was not a word that came readily to the tongue nor was what it meant talked about … [Read more…]

Happy day in France

After a questioning everything day on Wednesday, I set out to make Thursday a great day. I work to a gloriously sunny morning which always helps especially when there are no people or cars flying past and you really could believe our new house and grounds are a planet all of their own. We walked … [Read more…]

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…]