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Snippets from an offline summer


Blink and suddenly we have shifted from July to September – from the possibilities of a long summer to the frantic sorting of back to school

I’ve been offline more over the summer – taking advantage of some unpaid time off work to focus on family and to step away from as much as […]

Opening Pandora’s box


Tomorrow is a strange day – tomorrow Littlest is going into hospital to have his first MRI

Part of me is desperate for us to have this scan and to find out exactly what is going on under the skin – to get a better idea of what is going on, to perhaps have […]

Littlest at 18 months


It is really strange how it feels both that Littlest has been here forever and as if the last 18 months have disappeared in a flash but here we are a year and a half on from his arrival

Over the last few months he has suddenly grown up and become a little boy […]

All change


I’m not good with change and really not very good with not having everything sorted out around me and settled – at the moment I’m stuck in a vortex of change and it makes me feel on edge

EVERYTHING is changing

I’ve started a 6 month secondment at work – a new team which […]

So much going on


There’s so much going on here – I need more hours, more time, less to do and despite all my best intentions, writing is still very much a stop / start thing around here

I really just need more time – work is crazy busy again which is good but does mean I feel […]

The background & why I stopped blogging – part 2


You can read the first part of this story here – it covers Littlest’s birth and what we believe were the triggers for Midwife One making an unfounded and malicious referral to social services about us – this part covers the aftermath, the long long fight we had to get an apology and a […]

The background & why I stopped blogging – part 1


It is hard to know where to start really if I’m going to go back and explain all the things that have happened, to explain the background actions that have sapped my voice and my ability to write

The wrong approach is probably to just jump in but in the absence of a better plan […]

Emerging from survival mode


I don’t know if it is the change in the seasons – the brightening mornings where it is now almost light when I walk to the station or the evenings being lighter and it not being dark when I leave the office or even just that it is no longer freezing cold and I […]

How do you know what you want to be when you grow up?


I don’t know if I’m unusual but, as a child, I never really dreamed of what I would be when I grew up – I knew that I would have to work hard, go to university and get a job and other than that I didn’t have the ambition to be an astronaut or […]

Does everyone want something for nothing?


Recently I’ve begun to notice that the world of the internet does seem to be populated by an awful lot of people who seem to want something for nothing

I’m not sure if this is something that has suddenly sprung up or I’ve been so immersed in work and babies and trying to keep […]

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