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Darkest before the dawn…

Dear readers, I apologise profusely for my absence. I did the unforgivable and went and had another baby ha ha ha how very stupid of me. She’s the most beautiful creation since my last beautiful creation and so beautifully behaved. Alas she eats and eats and eats and I have been left with little time [...]

A Rose By Any Other Name……

My dear friend in New Zealand is expecting her second child and has started the mammoth task of trying to decide on a name, I’m sure it will be quite striking, her first is called “Aslan” as in the eponymous Lion from “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”. So far we have Blaze, Phoenix [...]

I Predict A Riot

Between 6 and 10 August 2011, several London boroughs and districts of cities and towns across England suffered widespread rioting, looting and arson. Following a peaceful march on 6 August 2011 in relation to the fatal shooting of Mark Duggan 4 August 2011, a riot began in Tottenham, North London. In the following days, rioting [...]

Faddau ‘m chyfaill

‘ch chreuau burnt i mewn i ‘m yn gwarthnodi ‘m asgre Amsera wedi addysgu ni bydew ddigon , fi m pawb ‘r bechodau Faddau ‘m angerdd , bagla chen Faddau ‘m chyfaill Ddeisyfa at bod 16, mewn barc i mewn banstead siwrnai hychwaneg namyn ai ddymuniadau were ceffylau achenogion would farchoga a ‘m fi d [...]

Poem for James from sometime ago

There was so much love, perhaps too much For the fiery bulls to banter on We looked up to the stars And saw them in each others eyes I loved those chocolate, soulful, pools Oceans and desire to grow kept us apart And brought us together I sang out the wrong song, but it was [...]

I don’t know about Jesus but I know what my Mum would say

My mother passed away on Tuesday after a very slow and steady detachment from life. People say that times like this are hard, my Mum would say “one door closes and another door opens” so one life ends as another begins. Somewhere out there a child has been created. Mum wasn’t a woman for sitting [...]

My Life Now Upside Down

Well here we are three weeks after giving birth. This time last week I was so scared to go outside with Alice, I didn’t feel confident as a Mother or even as a person who could take their baby out and show her to the world. Why though, why so scared? OK, so breast feeding [...]

Alice Mae Brickland

Dear Alice, I have carried you inside me for 34 weeks and they have been the best 34 weeks of my life so far. I have been very lucky, I have had no sickness, a little tiredness and lots of good feelings since you came along, from the day I found out I had you [...]

Tell me I’m wrong

How often do you find a woman asking to be told she is wrong? Not often I bet. I have been trying for the last two years to track down an old flame. I can honestly say that my intentions are not bad. at least I don’t think they are?? I don’t want to start [...]

“I want doesn’t get”

I was brought up on the old “I want, doesn’t get”, so I want for nothing. I was brought up not to speak back, but some times when you are talking to idiots you are left with little option, but to outsmart them and shoot them down. Too many idiots, too little time. I don’t [...]