‘Daddy has Cancer’

The moment you become a parent your life changes. I don’t mean the sleepless nights, walking round with baby puke on your shoulder or not being able to leave the house without it turning into a military operation. Although all of that most definitely happens. Your whole outlook changes. You now have this tiny person […]

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When Facts are Easier than Feelings

I now know what socks feel like in the washing machine. I am stuck on a fast spin cycle that’s no close to ending any time soon. When you picture your life and the ups and downs you might face, never in a million years do you ever envisage yourself going through and coping with […]

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As the New Year Nears

I’ve sat and stared at this page for longer than I should. With words, thoughts, racing round my brain with no way of escaping in a logical or coherent way. It’s late and I really should be in bed, instead I’m here staring at this page. A Blank page. With no idea what will fill […]

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When is gout not gout?

Dear Universe, I require the details of your complaints department. Quite frankly I’ve had enough and to be brutally honest I think you’re taking the piss. I want my money, well maybe not money. Karma, good times, luck, something back. How unlucky do you have to make one family? We have had our fair share […]

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The curious incident of the fish in the bit drawer

Winning a goldfish at a fair

Something happened today which is completely unexplainable and for most of the day had us, well, baffled. A week or so ago the munchkin won a goldfish at a fair. She hit the bell on one of those hammer test of strength things. The guy was all, ‘don’t worry if you don’t ring the bell, […]

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