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The birds and the bees…

Indi, six, and I were shopping today and while we browsed in one store, Indi checked out the cuddly toys, only there weren’t the usual teddy bears and fluffy kittens… Oh no! There were cuddly dust mites, head lice and er… a cuddly sperm, complete with a blue bow on it’s head. Indi looked at […]

Slowly making it through FEB FAST..

Slowly making it through FEB FAST..

I never thought I had a problem with alcohol until I had children. I know they’re gorgeous and loving and all that, but they’re also hard work, frustrating and demanding. So in those hours from 3pm – 5pm, when each of my three children is shouting out a request or observation which requires total concentration […]

I'll never forget you

I’ll never forget you

It is ten years since my mum died. It was the morning of January 19, 2001. I remember my dad greeting me in the hospice corridor, a look of utter anguish etched on his face as he mouthed: “we’ve lost her.” I can’t really remember what happened after that. It’s a blur. But I do […]