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“There Is No Such Thing as Society”. My Thoughts Ramble on the School Run.

I was driving home from dropping my 10 year old off at school in the rain this morning, when I gave way to a stressed-looking woman, driving a car full of small kids to school. She was clutching the steering wheel like she wanted to wring its neck. I slowed down and I let her […]

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“At Least He Never Hit You.”

The relationship that I am in now illuminates a stark contrast from the one I walked away from 4 years ago. The in’s and out’s (excuse the pun) of his behaviour which led to the separation back then no longer make me sad. As I heal, what I experience now is this realisation concerning the […]

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Sorry to Bother you. The Moment I Realised This About Myself.

I wrote this by piecing together things I have said looking back through emails, and combining them with thoughts and feelings. It was an epiphany during a meeting, followed by a conversation with my partner. I would like to know if it resonates with anyone. I’m sorry to bother you,  but I just have this […]

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A Day In The Life of A Working Mum

I cycle into the campus carpark, at full pelt. To the left is where the bike cage is situated. Its 9:10am but Im only late because Lilou had to have a 20 minute poo before school. It happens 50% pf the time.  “Come on Lilou, we’re going to be late!” “But its a bad one, […]

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“Alexa, play It’s The Final Countdown.”

Last night Lilou had a bath by (LED) candle light whilst listening to The Final Countdown pretty loud on repeat. It was echoing across the landing as I folded the clean underpants and cleared up the last of the chocolate wrappers strewn under his bed from poorly disguised midnight festive bingeing. It was the last […]

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Online Dating and The Fajita Wrap.

I don’t go on it.Then I do. Then I ignore it. Then I don’t. I hate it. But I still try it out – incase I’m about to miss someone spectacular. I’ve been ‘offline’ for almost a week, then I open up to a private message centered around the fajita wrap. He’s just an ordinary […]

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The First Family Holiday Without Him

It was 1 year and 6 days ago when I decided to leave. He had been so bad that I was trembling.  Small, tiny, but resonating right through me like a hum. Right down to my cells. I still do tremble like that sometimes, and this morning is one of those times. We aren’t going […]

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After The Betrayal

I waited until the kids had gone to school. Then I got the bag of rice out of the cupboard, poured some into the mortar and started pounding it with the pestle. Rice was flying everywhere, spraying across the table and floor and onto my feet. But I lent in, hunched over, head down and […]

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Back To School

The 6 weeks holidays. The End. The children have been singing Ed Sheeran throughout.(“I’m in Lurv with yer bar-de”..) It is now etched into my mind and circles around in my brain throughout meetings, discussions and even arguments – there have been a few. It’s been a pleasure, don’t get me wrong but;

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Election Stress and Confusion Causes Havoc With Under Ripe Avocado In Sock.

Election stress and uncertainty can manifest itself in many ways. Laura Wallington from Nottingham caused damage to property today after putting an under ripe avocado into an odd Jojo Maman Bebe sock and swinging it about in M&S foodhall, sending whole shelves of quinoa, beetroot and couscous crashing onto the floor and ruining people’s Converse. […]

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