Nothing to moan about
Jan24

Nothing to moan about

So the toilet has been fixed. It’s been a long time coming. To put it into context, my Mum and Dad (not qualified plumbers by any stretch of the imagination) tried to mend it when my daughter had swine flu. In the summer of 2009. It had probably already been dodgy for a year or more then. My husband tried to fix it too. In the last few months he phoned a plumber. Twice. The plumber may even have said he would come round. And...

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Baby brain
Jan23

Baby brain

Remember that fuzz your brain gets into when you first have a baby? You were once a rational, intelligent woman, able to make decisions and hold down a responsible job. Now all of a sudden you are a woman reduced to tears because you can’t remember which breast you fed off last time or you have no clean tracksuit bottoms to wear. Sadly, although it improves, it never really goes away. Having your head filled with children and...

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The world
Jan22

The world

The world is a really big place, and there’s an awful lot to learn about it. Especially when you’re only 5. LG age 5: Where is space, is it higher than an aeroplane? LG age 5: When you’re on the moon, can you see the world? Does it look like that sort of ball with the world on? LG age 5 1/4: How many schools are there in America? 100? LG age 5: Mummy, Brighton is in the same country, isn’t it? LG age 5: Is it...

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Stuck in a rut?
Jan19

Stuck in a rut?

I’ve said it before and I will say it again. I love my job and I love the people I work with. A couple of months ago, all I could think about was hanging onto that job, but now I wonder if I’ve been there too long? Am I stuck in a rut? The recent restructure and a huge office clear-up brought everything into focus for me and I started to ponder my long and not so distinguished career as a council press officer. I have been...

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Mum of boys
Jan19

Mum of boys

I have a little girl, but I am first and foremost a mum of boys. From the moment my second son popped out, I became a mum of boys, and having a little girl hasn’t changed that. They came first and there’s more of them, so we live most of our lives in a boy’s world. I am proud to be a mum of boys. It feels like something of an achievement to be in charge of these alien beings. I love them and I am in awe of them, but...

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