Posted in February 2012

Honouring A Family Friend

On Sunday morning, a true gentleman died in a hospice. I have never not known D. I cannot remember meeting him. We have not met regularly and yet he has always being around. At some point, he was the partner of my favourite Uncle. That relationship continued in some form right up to my Uncle’s … Continue reading

Living With A Fussy Eater And Dinosaurs

My son is very fussy about what he will and won’t eat. I don’t understand why he is like this. As a baby and toddler, he ate really well. Faddy eating is like so many parenting issues. One minute everything is marvellous and then you find yourself in the middle of a challenge with no … Continue reading

Springtime and Revival – Groovy Mums

I don’t know about you but I find the sunny days make me feel brighter. I particularly like seeing the buds on trees and the wonderful Spring flowers pushing through what was once snow-bound ground. It is a time when I think most of us could dig deep and make a fresh start. So a … Continue reading

What Are My Reasons To Be Cheerful?

I am later than usual listing my reasons to be cheerful this week. I have had a very mixed week with some real lows but I am still here sustained by great friendship and support from those angels masquerading as human beings out there. Let me give a shout out right now to my step-daughter, … Continue reading

Days That Drift

When I was at home with the children during the day, I used to dream and plan what I would do when they went to school. Those would be the days of freedom and of moving my life forwards. When my youngest son started school, I was advised to just relax for a year. Looking … Continue reading

My Best Friend Who Isn’t Yet.

She was there again yesterday. She turns up wherever I go. She has no means of knowing where I am headed but she is usually there. I take this as destiny working its magic. I know her a little bit. She is one of the mums from my children’s school. We have done two after-school … Continue reading

How’s Things?

I am trying to get a sense of personal revival back. As I know that working together works well for me and others, I encourage other mums to get involved in the quest to find themselves. It is all about taking a little control of your own life and shaking things up a bit. How … Continue reading

Give Me Sunshine!

Adventures of a Middle-Aged Matron who is one of my very favourite bloggers or at least one I emapthise with on quite a lot of topics has sent a little February Sunshine Award my way. I have to answer the following probing questions. Hopefully the revelations therein will bring sunshine into your chill, dank February. … Continue reading