Category Archives: Motherhood

Thank God it’s Monday!

I’m too tired to write, ’cause I had a lie-in, You might think that the two wouldn’t mix, But after a weekend from Hell with the pond I was ready for crossing the Styx. There was panic on Saturday morning … Continue reading

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There’s even an app for that…

The air was redolent with incense with a vague hint of coffee and Indian chai masala. Outside, the birds were singing in the unexpected sunshine. A monkey screeched from the depths of the bed covers, stopping the conversation in mid … Continue reading

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Why You Shouldn’t Miss the Moment by Teresa G. D’vall

Uncle Wiggly is a board game introduced by Milton Bradley in 1916 and themed around a rabbit who does a lot of hopping through the forest for reasons I no longer recall. My mother played it with me as a … Continue reading

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A night of clenched teeth…

From the archive… Evening… and it is cold outside. The prospect of a long wallow in a hot bath is irresistible… My daily ablutions are generally rapid and efficient rather than luxuriant, but the bathtub and the little scented luxuries … Continue reading

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Generational time machine…

Mrs Howe. How on earth I remember that after so many decades, I do not know… but that was the name of my headmistress on my very first day at school. I can still ‘see’ her in memory… can see … Continue reading

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Concocting dreams

You have to do a lot of unusual things as a carer. Almost as many unusual things as when you are a parent. In neither role, though, do you expect to be required to supply your son with mind-altering substances, … Continue reading

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Nut (roast)

We all know the dangers Of sun tan and burn, But sometimes the hard way’s The one way to learn. Though doubtless he’ll brown Like a nice piece of toast, At present my son Is a bright, beetroot roast. Unusual … Continue reading

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The positives in negativity

“Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength…” KJV Psalm 8:2 I passed the entire night in the hinterland between sleep and waking. It is that odd state where the body rests unresisting but the mind … Continue reading

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Hearthfire #midnighthaiku

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Lily #midnighthaiku

Where inner light shines The gilding of the lily Seems superfluous The picture was taken in a chapel of the Cathedral Church in Sheffield, an ornate nineteenth century building based upon a fourteenth century design.  After the Reformation, when the … Continue reading

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