So, earlier in the year I decided to take a little break from the blog while we went on holiday. It was lovely just enjoying some family time and not doing any promotion - either through Twitter threads or Facebook groups. When we came back I decided not to return to the way I'd been… Continue reading What happens when you blog less?
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?
Soundtrack silenced Senses heightened Birdsong and blowing leaves an accompaniment To the rhythm Of trainers tapping on tarmac. Yeah, so that's what happens when you don't charge your Bluetooth headphones before a long run and their battery dies half way through. I stuck them in my pocket, enjoyed the birdsong and the security of hearing… Continue reading Running without Headphones
Himself won't move house locally. He hates moving and throwing money on taxes and all the legal stuff and the moving and all the disruption. I get it. But I also don't like my garden, it's too small, and my feelings about the kitchen in this house have built from mild inconvenience to strong dislike… Continue reading House fantasies
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
Hmm, so I just turned 40. Honestly, so far, it feels just the same as 39. I could write lots of things about how I was when I was born, when I was 13 or 18, 21 or 30. But, from my point of view, all those milestones are artificial. In fact, why am I… Continue reading Forty
Some time ago I wrote a post about beautiful imperfections. Recently, my thoughts are travelling along a similar path. There are some fairly well-defined traditional ideas about what is beautiful: blondeness, being thin with big boobs, sunny days, lush green grass, orange sunsets, spotless cars, rhyming words, clear skin, a straight nose, big blossoming flowers,… Continue reading Different is Beautiful
Some time ago I was feeling upset about the idea of being judged by other mums - you know the way we do sometimes. I told my lovely friend S (I've mentioned her before) and she said something that's always stuck with me: "If they don't like what they see, they should turn away." Her… Continue reading Turning Away
It's time to look back again and wonder, baffled, how small boy has arrived at another birthday. It was the same last year. The time seems to just fly past so quickly. What's more, he's grown and grown up so much in the last year. He's very nearly 120cm tall, sprouting about 7cm in the… Continue reading Somehow 6
This is (yet another) post about running. This time though, running is just the example that applies to me and my life at the moment. A goal So here we go..... people often have bucket lists before big birthdays, or they set personal goals that they want to achieve, sometimes with a deadline and sometimes… Continue reading Achievement Unlocked