Category Archives: childhood

T’was

T’was the week before Christmas, when all through the land Not a creature was safe from austerity’s hand.   The P45s were placed in the OUT-tray with care, While Chairman and MD made sure they weren’t there.   At home, … Continue reading

Posted in belief, change, childhood, christmas, creative, fun, humour, life, musings, poetry, stress, thinking, thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On losing a family cat

There’s a cat-shaped hole in our house tonight.

Posted in cats, change, childhood, death, family, life, loss, sadness | Tagged , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Shells

I’ve been talking to another blogger fourhillsfarm64 about the legacy of being a child who has grown up and lived with the long-term disease and death of a parent (or loved one). I’ve covered some of my own thoughts and experiences on this in previous posts. The outside … Continue reading

Posted in ageing, change, childhood, disability, disease, family, growing up, health, life, loss, musings, parenting, parents, sadness, thinking, thoughts, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Strange Case Of The Sherlock Holmes Hat

So I’ve brought up both of my children up to be individuals. To celebrate that everyone is different. To understand that being unique is something to take pride in. My son is very different to most 10 year old boys. Not because … Continue reading

Posted in aspergers, autism, childhood, Clothes, family, growing up, life, motherhood, parenting, people, self image, society, thinking, thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Little Lady

I went to see my daughter perform in The Mikado on Saturday. It was great to see her on stage. Poised. Confident. Having fun. Part of a really quite ambitious school production. She was one of the Japanese maidens, and to … Continue reading

Posted in childhood, family, growing up, life, motherhood, musings, parenting, Starting out, thinking, thoughts, women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Orange Dinner

Sometimes I cook fancy things. I chop. I peel. I cut. I knead. I slice. I season. I go on long convoluted shopping trips in order to track down 60 separate secret ingredients for Sambal, Bun Bo Xao and Garam … Continue reading

Posted in childhood, colour, growing up, life, motherhood, musings, parenting | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dinosaur in London!

I got a call (well, a tweet) from an ex-colleague on Monday, offering me the chance of a few days work at a large ad agency in London. As I’m not that busy with my own business, I thought ‘Why … Continue reading

Posted in advertising, ageing, childhood, copywriter, creative, growing up, life, musings, self esteem, self image, thinking, women, work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I got brains on the brain

Why do we become who we become? I puzzle over this a lot. Fixated that I could’ve been better, done better, achieved more, ‘if only’, ‘if only’, ‘if only…’ Who were you supposed to be? Apparently, who we become isn’t … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, art, childhood, growing up, motherhood, musings, parenting, perception, thinking, thoughts, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Christmas toy story

We were asked to donate a nearly-new cuddly toy to my boy’s school to raise funds in the Christmas raffle. My son decided to give away one of his precious teddies. The teddies of all shapes and sizes (and species) jumble together in a seemingly random … Continue reading

Posted in angels, aspergers, autism, belief, childhood, creative, luck, motherhood, parenting, risk, sadness, toys, women, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Boxed up Boy

I love his face. His ears reddening, his cheeks reddening, when he sees (knows) He has done something wrong. I love his range of facial expressions. I hate myself for even loving the way his face crumples in such vividly … Continue reading

Quote | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment