Snapshots of my life:

We celebrated Tom's birthday back in March.
We celebrated Tom’s birthday back in March.

 

Domestic Violence:

The cycle of domestic violence is terrifying to live with. You can tell if the person has genuinely changed (and that it’s not just the ‘honeymoon’ or ‘hoover’ phase) because there will be remorse, they will take responsibility for their actions and there will be talk of accountability rather than blaming everything onto the victim.

 

domestic

I miss her running monologue…

That’s right, my twelve year old daughter went back to school yesterday and I miss her! I know, I’m not supposed to say that, I’m supposed to be celebrating my freedom, right? She was here for six weeks over the summer holidays and from the moment we woke up to the moment we went to more

One year out of marriage, single and loving it:

That’s right, it’s one year already and my life has been radically transformed. My life has always been like this: I seem to only have relatively small periods of quiet and then the winds of change blow through and nothing remains the same. I’ve become used to it now.   So to recap, my marriage more

JULY 2014:

AFTER THE WINTER ALWAYS COMES THE SPRING, It’s been a while now that I’ve been wearing long johns under my jeans. It’s been a while since we had a break from the rain, snow, cold and sleet. But this week the sun came out for a couple of days and it was warmer. This week more

LAST THURSDAY I WOKE UP TO NO INTERNET CONNECTION THEN IT WAS ALL DOWNHILL AFTER THAT:

I know I don’t have the right to whinge, some people didn’t even wake up today, but honestly, why does it all have to hit at once? It makes if very difficult to stay positive: Before I had opened my eyes and before my ritual two cups of tea one of my children called in more