A word of advice
Apr12

A word of advice

I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed for the past few months, more overwhelmed than I’ve felt in a long time. I’ve had more work than usual, which is good financially, but leaves me with little time to do those important life admin jobs we all have. Not being able to do them stresses me out. I’m menopausal or perimenopausal, I’m not even sure which any more. But I’ve been that way for a long time and...

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My son, his travels, coronavirus and me
Mar17

My son, his travels, coronavirus and me

Regular readers will know that I was very worried about my son going on his travels a couple of weeks ago. It was his dream trip, which he had completely planned and paid for himself. He was flying to Singapore, spending some time in Malaysia, then flying on to Sydney. He was going to be away for nearly three weeks. On the morning he set off, my husband and I drove him to the bus station to catch a coach to Heathrow. But we went in...

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A rock and a hard place
Dec05

A rock and a hard place

I am officially at risk of redundancy. Long-term readers will know this isn’t the first time We’ve been there before. Only two years ago. I took the whole thing quite badly then – the stress, the pressure, the uncertainty… Frankly, I was a mess. Looking back on that time upsets me. I can hardly recognise the person I was then. I’ve moved on and cheered up so much in the last two years.I was desperate to get a...

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Seasick
Sep05

Seasick

My daughter gets travel sick, but actually she has only been sick twice in her life – both times in Italy. Since then she’s felt sick a handful of times and I’ve learned to look out for the warning signs – it starts with being quiet, then she complains that she’s tired, then says she’s got a headache. This is the point where we need to stop the car, because if it gets to tummy ache, we’re in...

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Britmums Live (worrying)
Jun20

Britmums Live (worrying)

I am one of life’s worriers. I suspect life would be a better place without worrying. I wish I could stop, but I can’t. I worry all the time. I worry about change. I worry about things that are going to happen. I worry about things that might happen. I worry about going places. I worry about things that are highly unlikely to happen. I worry about things I have no control over. Yes, I worry. All of the time.Although, to my...

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