Little ray of sunshine
Dec31

Little ray of sunshine

Throughout the last few days with my ill family – you can read about that here here and here – one little person has kept me calm and sane and happy (at least some of the time). My little girl has been a little ray of sunshine. After hours surrounded by illness and medicines, topping up drinks, taking temperatures and clearing away tissues, my girl was a little oasis of calm. Ever since it became clear that this illness...

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Silent Sunday 30.12.12
Dec29

Silent Sunday 30.12.12

 

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Tired
Dec29

Tired

Over the last few days I’ve experienced something I’m not used to. I’ve been tired. Sorry to be really annoying, but I genuinely don’t get tired normally. I get a bit stressed and overwhelmed by the demands of being a mum, but that’s not the same thing as being tired. Every day I go to bed about 12 and get up at 6 and I am absolutely fine with that. But in recent days all that has changed. At times,...

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‘Broken’ legs
Dec28

‘Broken’ legs

Nearly a year ago, I blogged about an unusual and unexpected problem with my younger son’s legs  It stressed me out for a few days, then I forgot all about it. Until Boxing Day, when it came back to haunt us in truly spectacular style. On the evening of Christmas day, my younger son was more like his old self – smiling, chatting, making people laugh and bouncing around. Although he had taken huge quantities of Calpol and...

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Meals on wheels
Dec27

Meals on wheels

A few years ago, we invited my elderly neighbour for Christmas dinner. By the following year, she had lost some mobility and struggled to make it out of the house and up our step. So we took her dinner round for her. And she loved it. Every year, whether Christmas dinner is at our house or my mum’s, I walk round with a tray with a full Christmas dinner, complete with gravy, cranberry sauce and a tiny bottle of wine, for her. She...

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