Snatched moments A few minutes of company Pleasure in easy companionship Mundane chatter about nothing Twenty minutes of a return to before Being friends is no longer an everyday pastime Long lunches distant memories Yoga classes no more Because Children change everything And, most days, it's a fair exchange I managed a short lunchtime walk… Continue reading Snatched moments
Seriously, who voluntarily sets their alarm for 7.30am on Sunday morning? And why? Sleep Surely it's just not a sensible move. I mean, once upon a time anything before 10am on the weekend was "early". Then kids happened and now any and all sleep is precious. Even six and three quarter years since small boy… Continue reading 7.30am on a Sunday
I don't really remember how I came across Rachel's blog at Musings of the Mind. Rachel is from Trinidad and Tobago, a far flung distant dream for me. But that distance represents, to me at least, the real value in blogging - bringing together people from all over the world who wouldn't otherwise meet. Rachel… Continue reading Lessons in Loss 19: Virginity
This is just a bit of a round up post as I return to the blog after a wonderful, chilled out Easter break for 2022. Friday 8th April The boys and I had a busy day. First off large boy needed new school shoes, PE trainers and a summer waterproof. So we went to a… Continue reading Our Easter Break
We're off for a little UK holiday for the next week, so I'm going to take a break from the blog to enjoy some fabulous adventures with the family. Wishing everyone a lovely chocolate holiday full of eggs and fluffy bunnies and free of vomiting, over-chocolate-filled children.
Large boy has just hit a landmark in his growing up path to adulthood and independence. He's 10 and a bit, relatively sensible most of the time but also capable of being a prize plonker in the company of his best mates. What's going on? This is the first week of two weeks of the… Continue reading A maturity landmark
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 Finisher by David Baldacci It was about somebody who lived in a village surrounded by darkness filled with monsters, before TVs were… Continue reading March 2022 Reading