A little while ago the lovely Bill from A Silly Place asked some folks about what we believe. It was a really interesting exercise in examining what I fundamentally hold to be true. Each person who wrote something for Bill had something different to say, each one individual and reflecting a unique perspective. We've all… Continue reading I Believe….
Well I guess it's time to get back out there? Yes? No? Maybe a bit? I won't pretend that I'm not perhaps a bit more cautious than many people about ending lockdown. I felt that the kids went back to school too early at the beginning of March. I felt we need to keep adapting… Continue reading Getting back out there
I started writing this post in response to a comment on my post about throwing a lockdown birthday party. I wrote a couple of paragraphs and then decided that it was a bit overkill for reply to a simple "the kids have missed out on so much" sympathetic comment. Here's the thing, COVID is shit.… Continue reading Keep Adapting
Warning: I'm just going to dive right in here, no gentle preamble or stories about silly things the boys did. The issues around inclusion and unconscious bias (as well as just basic exclusion based on gender, race, social position, education, religion, and orientation or identity) are a bit of a bug bear for me. From… Continue reading Inclusion – a how to
Or "why watching football with your dad is important for boys". (Where "dad" means father figure, male respected adult, whatever, just someone not in the "soft and fuzzy" stereotype.) Now, I'm sure that anyone who has read this blog for a while knows that I'm fiercely anti-stereotypes and pro-equality and fairness in the face of… Continue reading Emotional Football
11 November 2020 They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.At the going down of the sun and in the morningWe will remember them. Today I'm remembering the fallen, the sacrifices, the efforts of those involved in and affected by war. I'm remembering… Continue reading Remembering
Warning: I'm feeling a bit ranty. If you disagree with this post, please don't take it as a judgement or personal attack. I use my blog as an outlet for random thoughts and this is one of those posts. I've been seeing these adverts all over on Instagram lately. Adverts for body shaping solutions, basically… Continue reading Modern day corsets
On Friday evening Daddy told Sam and Marley they couldn't have their fast food treat and... oh... what a noise! On Saturday morning Sam couldn't go to swimming and... oh... what a noise! On Sunday morning Marley learned that there was no football practice on and... oh... what a noise! On Monday at breakfast the… Continue reading What a Noise!
A little while ago, I wrote about how surprising other peoples ideas about you can be. How confusing they are when they are at odds with how you see yourself. Today, I had an uplifting moment at the end of a stressful, anxious and rather fraught afternoon. While discussing my arsehole colleague's totally horrible behaviour… Continue reading Being seen
I saw this great post by What Hannah Wrote: 20 Goals for 2020 (find her at @whathannahwrote) where she talks about goals, not resolutions. That got me thinking about what I want from this year. I don't have specific resolutions either. I'm not giving up meat, or alcohol, or petrol. I'd like to commit to… Continue reading What I want from 2020