Generation X
Nov30

Generation X

I saw a meme a while ago which said something like: For every Boomer that hates the Millennials, there’s a generation in between that hates you both. Because people forget that generation in between. Nobody really talks about us – Generation X. But there’s a huge number of us. I’m Generation X and so is my husband. The likelihood is that you reading this right now are also Generation X. Generation X are some of...

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Easter Sunday 2021
Apr06

Easter Sunday 2021

Easter Sunday this year was a special one for us, just as it was for so many families in the UK. On 29th March, lockdown restrictions were eased, meaning six people or two households could meet outside. So we could have my mum and dad round for Easter! Last Easter, I had Covid myself (although I was never tested, because testing wasn’t a thing then unless you were very ill). Then at the end of last year, my Dad was seriously ill...

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Becoming the sandwich generation
Feb23

Becoming the sandwich generation

Most of us who are lucky enough to have parents still alive will, at some point, become part of the sandwich generation. The sandwich generation are usually people in their 40s or 50s who still have dependent children at home and are starting to care for their own parents. Sometimes they even have grandchildren thrown into the equation too. There was a meme out just before the first lockdown which I found far too funny. It summed up...

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The family holiday
Sep17

The family holiday

We recently took a family holiday to Center Parcs, to celebrate my mum’s 70th birthday. It’s the first time we’d all been away together. There are 13 of us – aged between 3 and 73. There’s my mum and dad, myself, my brother and my sister, our other halves and five kids – my three and my sister’s two. I wondered how it would work out, as we’ve never spent that much time together before....

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Best panto ever
Jan02

Best panto ever

It felt like a long time since I’d last seen the panto. Both my family and my in-laws decided to go to see it towards the end of the run and it had been a long wait to see it again. My younger son hadn’t even seen it at all. But on 29th December, the four of us went to watch with my parents, my sister, my brother-in-law, my niece and my little nephew. As we arrived, an usher asked my younger son how old he was – he...

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