Birds with broken wings

So, I have thought long and hard about this particular blog and whether or not I should post it but eventually I have come to the conclusion that to not post it would be tantamount to lying by omission so here goes…I am going to period of change at the moment involving divorce,  complete readjustment of…

The secret SAHM club….and other campfire tales

So, here we are at the start of the school summer holidays. These are my first ‘proper’ holidays since I left work. It’s my first year when I’ve been truly free to do what I want (with the boys of course) and, while I am as skint as a flint, I have a good roll call…

Out of the depths

I used to read the Tales of the Martyrs And wonder at the variety of ends They came to as they held beliefs steadfastly Defiant ’til they dropped down, spent, away. My favourite was ‘pressing’ like olive oil Life seeping out between boards With each weight added inflicting More pressure than one could endure But…

Equity

What came first, the chick or the man? An old joke that raises a laugh Society dictates Relative states Just make sure you end up with half.

Put your kisses down

Ever feel like you’ve taken a corner too fast, metaphorically, that you’re teetering on the brink? Hands up most working mothers. I’m sure non-working (non wage earning, lets face it, no one is non working) mothers would too but I can’t speak from first hand experience we had our bedtime business club tonight and I…

Choice cuts

You may have heard, I went to the Mumsnet blog fest last weekend. The day after, there was a flurry of comments and activity after one of the attendees, Liz Jones of the Daily Mail, Published an ‘opinionated’ article which wasn’t too kind about bloggers who focus on domestic (as in tea towels rather than…

Solidarity, female stylee

I am a feminist. I have been lucky enough to have been able to get a good educashun, a good job and be independant. My mother and father did me a great service by ramming home the messaeg that education is a key to a better life. What I had never appreciated until I had the…

Roar

One of the perks of having small children is all that thinking time you get in the wee small hours. Like now. I’ve been reading How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran. This is good thing on a number of counts. Firstly, I have actually read a book! Since having the boys my literary…