Old Age

I often feel old these days. Let’s face it, I’ve always been a bit of an old fuddy-duddy, but lately it seems to be catching up with me physically. I’m not as flexible as I used to be. Hubby laughs at me when I get up off the sofa and have to hobble for a […]

Lucky

Well, what a hectic half-term that was. We headed to the wilds of a Yorkshire forest for 4 nights with my parents, Sister and family. Then it was back home for Pudding’s ERT, straight off to Leicester, via Martin House, and back just in time to drop both boys off at school yesterday morning! Hubby […]

Halloween

Tis the season of spooks and sickness bugs, nights drawing in and Halloween. Hubby is still recovering from the bug that Pudding and I both had so he wasn’t up to coming out with us. It was glorious weather yesterday but sometimes I find it downright scary to take both the boys out by myself. […]

The necessary

We’re back in Manchester again. Clinical trial dosing day. Sometimes it seems to come round really quickly. And today I really didn’t want to come. There’s a bug doing the rounds at the moment. Pudding had it last week and very kindly passed it onto me. It wiped me out completely on Friday (Hubby said […]

Gym

Many people consider going to the gym as a luxury. Not me. Anyone who knows me will vouch for the fact that I’m not a natural exerciser. I’m not completely sedentary, but the idea of going for a run (heaven forbid!) makes me shudder. But I joined a gym in January and have defied the […]

Marriage

Weddings are easy. I’ve never quite understood all the stress about them. We had a lovely little register office ceremony followed by a meal at a local restaurant for good friends and family. Marriage though, that’s the hard bit. Marriage, and any other long-term committed relationship, can be full of little niggles. ‘Why doesn’t she […]

Service Station

Service stations are so easy, aren’t they? You pull off the motorway, park up, and pop in for a quick loo-stop or a cup of coffee. Well that’s how it’s supposed to work anyway. But not if you’re in a car by yourself with Pudding. On our frequent trips to Manchester I try my hardest […]

A letter to our doctor

We usually meet in a clinic situation of course. Whilst I and the nurses don’t treat you with the proper respect and joke about all the time you spend away from the hospital playing golf (which you don’t) there is always a professional boundary. A line which I don’t feel I can step over. At […]

Moody

I was in a foul mood yesterday. All day. I was grumpy and resentful with Hubby. Shouted at T when he behaved like the 7-yr-old he is. And yes, I lost my patience with Pudding when he started throwing things again. I nursed my grievances and stoked them until late afternoon. And the last straw […]

Surviving

Did you enjoy the holidays? As the beginning of the new school year is upon us I’m looking back on the last five or six weeks and trying to work out the answer to that question. I suppose the truth is that I haven’t quite retained the boundless optimism of the beginning of the holidays. […]