This post is from the very lovely Monty Vern. I first met Monty when I wrote about "A Surprise Called Nick" for our mutual friends at T.B.C. Monty created some fabulous and fun artwork for that series. Then when T.B.C ran another series about first times he blew me away when he captured absolutely the… Continue reading Lessons in Loss 14: Nothingness
Right, so here's the thing that's annoying me lately. Self-centredness. Is that even a word? I think so. I mean people who forget that there's anything outside their little world or that other people have different experiences, needs, abilities, finances and so on. Like what? Like those who don't want to vaccinate because the vaccines… Continue reading It’s not about you
During our winter break we had a full day dedicated to board games and a few extra afternoons too. The boys almost always get a board game or card game or something for their birthdays and Christmases. Here are our favourites from winter 2021-22. https://www.instagram.com/p/CYG7Pw6sl8P/ Catan We've had Catan Junior for several years and it's… Continue reading Our favourite board games
At the start of 2021, I did a round up of 2020 and included some running stats. Over the last year though, my running has got a bit more serious I suppose. So I'm dedicating a whole post to look back at what I've achieved. Total Stats Active days: 278Total time: 239 hoursTotal distance: 1853… Continue reading Running Review 2021
Back in November 2020, I started a series of collaboration posts about how we cope with loss. I think about loss from time to time, as you probably know if you're a regular reader over here. I've discussed recovery from loss of a baby and other people's reactions. But, we don't only struggle or grieve… Continue reading Lessons in Loss: Restart
I'm feeling weepy at the moment. Hormones. Anniversaries. Seems like so much is going on, even though it's no more than usual. May be I'm wearing myself out with RED January. Could do with a bit of a boost of cheer and energy, that isn't chocolate-based. That's all I've got today.
A year ago I wrote a post looking towards (not forwards to) 2021. And, well, 2020 had certainly been a rollercoaster but it wasn't as painful as 2019 was for us. For 2021, I knew not to make resolutions or think about specific goals. Instead there were some general things I wanted from 2021, and… Continue reading Reflecting on 2021
I do a monthly round up for everything we've read each month. Himself focuses on science articles and forums and news, so he's not getting a section - books only! Large boy The Day the Screens Went Blank by Danny Wallace One day when a family were all sitting on the sofa watching different TV… Continue reading December 2021 Reading