Afraid (Work at home mum)
Jan25

Afraid (Work at home mum)

Last Monday morning, I woke up to a strange feeling. I had no work. To the freelance, work at home mum, this is not a nice feeling. It’s a scary one. I had woken up to the same feeling the previous Thursday and Friday, but that didn’t feel so bad. No work on Thursday and Friday is kind of OK (although far from ideal). No work on Monday is wrong. Monday is when I like to make a positive start on the week and get lots done....

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Silent Sunday 24.1.16
Jan24

Silent Sunday 24.1.16

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Project 366 Week 3
Jan23

Project 366 Week 3

It’s been a pretty boring week and a pretty un-photogenic week too, although thank goodness for a couple of days of frost to give some nicer photos! Here’s our week in pictures… Day 17 – Sunday 17th January – my younger son had his first football match in weeks. They lost 5-1, but he was happy that he had at least scored his team’s goal. My new Christmas fluffy socks proved useful in staying warm!...

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Hairgrips
Jan21

Hairgrips

Everywhere I look, I see them. Hairgrips. They are on the bathroom floor, the arm of a chair, by the TV, in the back of my car. They disappear often and need replacing. My husband moans about them. They are untidy, they are messy. She should put them away. But I love to see them. They are a reminder that I have a daughter. A daughter with long hair. A daughter who loves endlessly styling and re-styling her beautiful hair. A daughter...

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The wrappers get out of hand
Jan20

The wrappers get out of hand

Every morning, the very first thing I do, before I even have breakfast, is turn the washing machine on. Every single morning. Seven days a week. A family of five, with three growing kids and an awful lot of muddy sports kit, creates a lot of washing. Often I wash twice a day. On days when I do sheets or towels, it can be as many as four times a day. Washing takes A LOT of time. In the morning, I hang the damp washing up, move the...

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