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 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…]

Old post 8

They do say that we are to remember, remember the 5th November. In my house, that has always meant not only preparations for Bonfire Night but an acknowledgement that this was the date in 1969 when my adoptive parents met me for the first time. These days there is a long process of introduction to … [Read more…]

Old post 6

I know you are sick of hearing it. I am too. I had some lovely comments about my Adoption Special Day post yesterday. I kept bright and breezy all day. Having known it was coming, I guess I mentally prepared for it and then blogged it out. Last night, I felt so alone. My husband … [Read more…]