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TWINKLE AND SHINE

12/18/08

One week to go and counting . You can imagine that in a house with four children the excitement as Christmas approaches is reaching fever pitch. We are a noisy…

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OLD FRIENDS

12/15/08

I have recently been contacted by someone who was a close friend when I was in my teens and early twenties. In the intervening years we drifted apart and now…

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DANCING QUEEN

12/14/08

I went to a party last night. There was food and then dancing. I love to dance especially if there is plenty of room to beetle about the dancefloor. It…

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THE CHRISTMAS DO

12/11/08

My husband is out on his Christmas Do this evening. Drinking early, some overpriced and badly cooked food and then embarrassing dancing. Sounds like the ingredients for a dreadful evening…

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SOGGY SNOW

12/04/08

I really don’t like people who use their creative output vehicles to moan. It’s such an easy way to pen a few witty words by making observations on the world…

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DECEMBER AT LAST

12/01/08

Today I became festive. Up until now it has all seemed a long way off. I have been full of anticipation for Christmas this year because I thought that for…

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A HICCUP

11/23/08

This is harder that I thought. You spend years planning what you will do when your youngest goes to school. You build it up to this to some kind of…

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FIVE DAYS.

10/16/08

Well, that’s a strange thing. I have been ill. I am never ill. I have taken to my bed once in the last 8 1/2 years. Well, that’s twice now….

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MY JOB

10/05/08

When I was fourteen, I decided that I wanted to be a solicitor when I grew up. I remember the moment quite clearly. I was in music lesson with Mr…

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NOT IN THE PLAN

09/30/08

I have a job.That wasn’t part of the plan. I abandoned the old one in May 2000. A new broom for the new Millennium. The eldest child ( there were…