I follow the wonderful That MidLife MaMa Donna on Facebook and she's ace. In particular, one of her posts caught my eye recently. https://www.facebook.com/100063737432941/posts/pfbid08qsLmXzsnDUZpw6LhbFHqzjDG4XSXf2WC29NTVq1To3JsNe5Qr2wLpGq3qgyTYFhl/ WordPress seems to trim the text there, here's what Donna said: Find your daughter’s teacher on social media and friend her. This is the advice I received last night. Immediately I… Continue reading To friend (verb) or not?
Not that interesting? Well, I'm actually going to work at work. In the office. In Cambridge, 150+ miles away. For the first time since November 2019! (I think, I can't really remember) I'm both excited and kind of anxious. I can't wait to see everyone, and the drive doesn't worry me. But, I have no… Continue reading I’m going to work
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
I'm having one of those days or weeks where there are just too many things going on. I knew what I was going to write a post about, but here I am at 5.30pm the day before publishing and I haven't started it. I refuse to let the blog be one more pressure on me.… Continue reading Overwhelmed
Bill over at A Silly Place passed on this pondering question - where will I be this time next year? He's got some clear ideas about the inevitable and some general goals for himself this time next year. However, he generously shared the challenge with some other folks, including me. I've had to have a… Continue reading This time next year
OK, so potentially debatable opinion: I hate Zoom. Work has just switched to Zoom for conference calls and that means more video calls. I've managed to avoid them so far for the most part - himself almost always interrupts my regular Wednesday group meeting and I've started making him wave at the other participants in… Continue reading You look tired…
OK, confession time.... I do not like Halloween and I really don't like dressing up. We didn’t do Halloween when I was little, it seems to be an adopted, imported event from elsewhere. It's not a holiday or a celebration. It's just an opportunity to fill kids with sweets ("candy"! Eugh!), pour more money down… Continue reading Halloween (boo humbug)
I can't even figure out what to call this post, I'll come back to it. [I came back to it and titled it with my final thought.] So I started my blog a bit over two years ago, to have an outlet for my thoughts and feelings that I'm not comfortable sharing in real life.… Continue reading Any advice for entering a new phase?
Well, not old as in they themselves are old. More, long-standing.... While I was at my mum and dad's during our summer holiday I managed to meet up with three very long-standing friends who I've known for very many years. Two who I met while we were in reception (kindergarden) and one who I've known… Continue reading Old Friends
Helen at Crispy Confessions very generously nominated me in the first ever Dazzling Blogger Award. I love her blog, she's honest, open, funny and varied - my favourite combination! The Official Rules Thank the person who nominated you for The Dazzling Blogger Award.Link back to the original blog post.Answer the seven questions that they asked on… Continue reading Dazzling Blogger Award