Here I share 5 important lessons my kids have taught me, so you don’t have to learn the hard way.
If you’re a child of the 70’s or 80’s you’ll know immediately what the numbers above mean. For everyone else please read on. Before smart phones became a thing, kids had to use calculators for fun. Can you imagine that? No mobiles to communicate – we had to talk, write letters, use calculators… Believe it or not,… Continue reading 55378008
There are some people in life who knew EXACTLY who they were from the minute they were born. I’m not one of these people…
Dear Noah You turn 3 tomorrow and it occurred to me that I’ve never written you a letter. In fact, I’ve never written any of your sisters an ‘official letter’ either, which is a crying shame and something I’ll be addressing over the next few months. You see, my own mummy used to write me little notes, letters and… Continue reading Dear Noah…
On the eve of turning 40 I’m feeling in a reflective mood. Turning another decade older seems to be a good opportunity to take stock of what I’ve done so far and to start planning what I’d like to achieve next. My 30’s seem to have disappeared into a haze of nappies, parents evenings, bath-times and house… Continue reading Surviving or Thriving?
There is nothing good about having cancer. It’s shit. It’s terrifying. It strips away everything you know about the world, your relationships, your career, yourself even, and leaves nothing but fear and uncertainty. The weekend I found my ‘lump’ was just like any other. It had been a warm sunny weekend and I’d been busy… Continue reading The Best Worst Thing That Ever Happened To Me
My mum had gone to the hospice for a bit of a rest, when the dreaded call came in. It was evening and a kind nurse called to say we needed to get there as soon as we could, as things weren’t looking good. The cancer was in her bones, liver and lungs and her breathing was becoming very laboured. She didn’t… Continue reading Are You Ready?