“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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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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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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