Singed

   the phrase ‘burning the candle at both ends’ comes to mind… The first end : I’m in the deli across the road, refuelling with French toast, sausage and egg (like yesterday), I’ve had just under four hours sleep, overcome the rank shower situation (very proud) and escaped into the Manhattan sunrise. GlamMum has way…

Ask not for whom the bell tolls…

…don’t worry, I’m not shuffling off this mortal coil or anything so dramatic. No, I wanted to make the point that the rattle of an alarm clock is but a distant memory as the boys and I settle into a Devon seaside routine of early wake up cuddles and the treachery of tangled four and…

Nocturne

I stay up late at night: I somehow need to feel the dark. To have a space to bubble into, Rise and grow and stretch myself. But I am also lonely. Late at night is a solo shift. I should be being social, chatty. But I shrink away from that. A conundrum lies before me,…

Rerun

I have been looking back on some of my old posts. From September 2013,12 and 11. And what strikes me, is how I have been struggling with time management and the balance between responsibility and recreation for ever so long now. As I sit here in my kitchen table, looking at the bowls of cereal…

Blowing in the wind

…and it is. Blowing. I am sitting outside the boys’ room in Brixham listening to a gale outside and gentle breathing inside. Elder hasn’t slept well and I’m wide awake. So I thought I’d pop in and say hello. Hello. I’ve been doing the customary year end reflections recently. As you do. It’s been a…

Saved

  Tick   Tock   What time o’clock   I really should be asleep   But then I remember I’ve missed a key app   Not followed on twitter   Not loaded my shop   I’m bleary and sleepy but I carry on   Lit up by the back screen   And powered on and…

Ticks

Today has been a day of three parts (so far) – very much a sine wave day. 3 hours in the car to, around and from Plymouth to get a boat battery and a rotary line. This is my new domestic landscape. Things improved when we went to the local soft play (that shows how…