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Ten years ago….for the Oct 03 girls

Ten years ago….for the Oct 03 girls

So ten years ago this week, ish, I found out I was pregnant with Adventure Boy. After letting the obvious folk in on the secret, where was the first place I ran to? Well, I plugged my modem into the phone socket, keyed in my password and waited while the phone line screeched at me for a silly amount of time before Connecting To The Internet. The Internet was relatively young then. Netscape and Demon and Windows 2003. I’d used…

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If …

If …

If. If I was well. If I was well I would go swimming with my children every single week. I would tell them stories every night and play games with them every day. I would chase them round the house and dance round the living room to Strictly with them. If. If I was well I would earn money. I would earn enough money to be able to go on adventure holidays abroad. If I was well I would take…

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Today

Today

I’ve put up decorations today and helped the children put up and decorate the Christmas tree. I’m so thankful I’ve got enough spoons today to do this. Last week would have been a different story. Last Saturday I was miserably pondering the possibility of never being able to do anything Christmassy again with my children due to being so low on reserves and breath that it was all I could do to crawl on to the sofa and grumpily read…

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The children have it right…

The children have it right…

Watching Children in Need last night with the Adventurous Pair caused me to think upon how children have a natural sense of justice and fairness and a horror at what is blatantly wrong. All through the show I was heading off cries of ‘pleeeeease mummy, please donate again, come on, how can you not’ and various other emotional blackmail-ish types of statements 😉 Some might say that this is because children are easily influenced, but I think it’s due to…

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Pioneers R Us!

Pioneers R Us!

Since the Adventurous Pair are back at school, and I no longer have the excuse of the mania of school hols and moving, I thought I had better re-start this neglected blog. I wanted to as well because I am so excited about our new life here in Priorslee. It’s mixed with so many emotions, sadness at leaving Stoke amongst them, but it’s great to see how so many of the little things have worked out so well so far…

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Good Enough

Good Enough

One of the difficulties that I sometimes struggle with having chronic illness is perceiving myself as less than a good mum. Society is full of messages and images that tell you what a good mum should look like: Organised, time-management-sorted, creative, beautiful, healthy. Baking with the delightful children, doing things with glitter, playing educational games, taking them to educational and fun places, talking deeply with them every night after bedtime stories and taking them to all manner of after school…

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