Category Archives: Observations and general nonsense

Picture this…

I’ve just got some prints back from the photo shop and will spend this week sticking them in an album. I know what you’re thinking. It’s not 1984! I know. But here’s the thing. I like taking photos. I like … Continue reading

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Body confidence

“Look at my boobs,” said E, the other day, lying naked on her bed, rubbing her nipples with both hands like some old pervert. “They’re tiny, not like yours.” Thanks love. I’ve noticed E watching me as I get dressed … Continue reading

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No thanks Bunty

Did you get magazines when you were a child? I don’t remember any I had when I was really little but for a while there was a rival to ‘Bunty’ and ‘Jackie’ called ‘Suzy’ and, despite hating being called Susie … Continue reading

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“The man runs and then falls over” Our weekend at the Rugby World Cup

There aren’t many weekends away that are over a year in the planning. But we applied and got tickets for some Rugby World Cup games in Leeds over a year ago, and this weekend we went off to watch them. … Continue reading

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Forty things I love

To celebrate my fortieth birthday today, I decided to write a list. A list of things I love, fond memories I have, items I’m glad to have been alive to experience, and in general a list of loveliness. If all … Continue reading

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This is me

Sunday is my fortieth birthday. If I believe the cliches, I should celebrate by embarking on a mid-life crisis, panicking about all the things I’ve not done yet and buying a leather jacket in an effort to recapture my youth. … Continue reading

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Eight legged fears

I was reading somewhere a while back (it might have been in Caitlin Moran’s How to be a Woman book) that when you’re a parent, you’re no longer scared by things that used to scare you. Her point, I think, … Continue reading

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Sunday girl

“We just stay here and have a talk,” she said to me. We were lying on my bed, having done a bit of bouncing and I suggested we might like to go downstairs. But E wanted to stay, she looped … Continue reading

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Two wheels, one sore arse

It’s been my first full week cycling to work this week. Note to self: You are a 39 year old woman who hasn’t done any regular exercise for quite some time. To suddenly start cycling 11 miles a day will … Continue reading

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Hormonally challenged

I threatened to write this last week. So here it is. A few weeks ago I was reading my daily edition of The Pool on my phone on the tram (sentences your parents never thought you’d write) on the way … Continue reading

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