Belle looked at the stick and immediately laughed. Not a genuine laugh of mirth and excitement that one might expect, but a laugh of pure nervousness and the sudden impending sense of hopelessness and fear. Now what? *** Bathing her in a heat unusual for the time of year in Britain, the sun caressed her… Continue reading Summer Haze
Love wins. I am currently sitting on my couch watching the OneLove concert in Manchester. In case you don’t know what this is, it’s a concert orchestrated by Ariana Grande after the terror attack at her Manchester gig almost two weeks ago, in aid of the victims. Firstly I want to absolutely congratulate Ariana on… Continue reading Love Wins
Dear Ben, I feel as if I can call you Ben, rather than Mr Shephard, because I feel as if I know you quite well. I see you at least three times a day; I often see more of you than I do my own husband. Neither me or my husband are wholly comfortable with this… Continue reading An open letter to Ben Shephard…or ‘Daddy Tipping Point’ as he is known to us.
I actually don’t like New Year’s Eve. I find it a whole lot of hype for nothing and being a teacher my new year technically starts on September 1st. I also find the ‘New year, new me’ resolutions spectacularly boring BUT I can see the advantage of embracing a new mind-set and having goals. The… Continue reading New Year – Same Me (with some slight adaptations)
We do try and eat out with the boys, we like eating out and I think it’s important to introduce them to new foods and new situations. Little Monkey is a dream to dine out with; he will choose a good table, peruse the menu, take full advantage of the coloured pencils and activity sheets… Continue reading Eating Out With Kids – one of those things that sane parents probably don’t do.
Today I’m poorly. It’s not surprising really; it’s the last weekend of the holidays and back to work on Monday. I’ve been pretty healthy all summer, my hair hasn’t been dried and straightened for six weeks, my feet have been in flip flips every day and I’ve worn make up twice. My body is… Continue reading Da Sniffles
So I’ve been writing short stories for a while and they’re all nicely stored on my iPad. Doing nothing. So here’s one, enjoy. Looking at the screen of her new laptop, Viv smiled at the figures in her online banking account. £2.5 000000. Years of scrimping and saving and investing what little money they had;… Continue reading Karma Korma