For most parents, I should think that it's a rite of passage. There comes a point in life when your child/ren are somehow taller than you. The milestone of The Boy Child becoming taller than me was reached a few days ago ... The reflection of our dark hair in the mirror perhaps doesn't make … Continue reading It Was Always Going To Happen
Him: "What's for supper?" Me: "Meatballs." Him: "Splendiferous!"
On Thursday, 5 November, England moved into a month-long lockdown. Shops and businesses classed as non-essential have been ordered to close until early December. There is obviously no guarantee that Lockdown 2.0 won't be further extended into January 2021. Over the first few days on November, I made a short list of things to purchase … Continue reading Life in Lockdown 2.0 | What Are Your Essential Non-Essentials?
I mentioned recently that I'd put together a mixtape (on Spotify) from a list of songs mentioned in a romance novel. Many of the songs I knew, but some I didn't. As the playlist is supposed to tell the story of Nico's love for Elizabeth, I imagine that Penny Reid, or someone who works for … Continue reading A Novel Idea for a Playlist
"Mum, are you off to do Pilates? Are you sure you wouldn't be better having a lie down?"
"You're not attractive, Mum." So said The Boy Child when I was midway through telling the story of being wolf-whistled at.