Happy Mum’s Day

It’s Mother’s Day today here in the U.K.  My children are excelling themselves. My son’s got up with my daughter so I could have a sleep in. They woke me around 10.30 am, with a fabulous breakfast in bed. They presented me with thoughtful cards, filled with heartfelt sentiments. And bought me lovely gifts: perfume,…

Healing

I have had a tough start to 2017. 2016 was such a beast of year, I had imagined and hoped this year would be different. That the changing of the dial at midnight would somehow magically herald a new chapter. A change in fortune. The divorce would be over quickly. I would be able to…

Butterfly 

Today, March 17, St Patrick’s day. Would have been our 23rd anniversary of becoming a couple. Still, after all of these years, our first ‘coupling’ encounter is so vivid. We’d been friends for months. There was clearly a mutual attraction. But, tonight, 23 years ago, powered by the confidence that only several pints of Guinness…

Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I’m…

Save you

According to Turin Brakes: ‘time will save you, there’s no need to save yourself.’ I would like to believe this. Yet, as time goes on, being ‘saved’ seems to go further out of reach. The pressures of being a single parent. The money worries. The ongoing divorce battles. Over time, all these things become harder…