...for a long time I internalised the importance of being stoic. Thinking of it as a strength. I couldn't metabolize the sentimental. Anything saccharin was too much for me to take, to likely to errode my defences.
I walked in the door this afternoon and it flashed across my mind, for no particular reason that I could not remember where I slept last night. I don't have a wild lifestyle. I just have two small children. Sleeping Woman For the first few weeks after going into his own bed Rafa… Continue reading The Sleep Series – Part one. I can’t remember where I slept last night
Have you already lost that New Year glow? That warm fuzzy feeling that this year things will go OK, things will be accomplished. You will be calm, intelligent and accomplished? I reached a proper low around the middle of January. The bottom out involved words like: stomach bug, medical fasting, colonoscopy*, husband projectile vomiting, two… Continue reading How To Feed Your Soul
A week or so to go: Christmas is coming, Christmas is coming, Christmas is coming... and I've done very little. Edinburgh is bloated with pre-Christmas activities. I think perhaps the intention is to distract us from the gloomy weather setting in – so the locals feel cold and are indoctrinated to think 'ah Christmas is… Continue reading Counting down to Christmas
Noun ˈ mansion noun; mansions plural noun a large, impressive house.. synonyms: stately home , hall , manor , manor house , country house . antonyms: hovel . In May we welcomed baby Finn into our home. With our nuclear family up to four, and our post baby support team swelling the bodies in… Continue reading Imaginary Mansion