Playing out.

Today was a momentous day. When I tell you why it was momentous, you will probably laugh, and switch to a much more interesting webpage. Rachel played out on the street with the other children today. Like a proper little girl. Not a baby-a proper …

Icon status?

In the inevitable conversations about the death of Micheal Jackson, a friend of mine said ‘He was the last superstar, with proper fans and proper idol status’. While I am sure that this statement will be repeated ad infinitum in the media storm wh…

Child free…is this what life was like?

Today I declared June 25th a ‘gimme day’. So far today, I have rolled about in my pyjamas. (Actually, I say pyjamas, I actually mean an old t-shirt, with some suspect stains, and a pair of socks). I have watched two movies, and gone back to bed fo…

A quick one about ebay.

I believe I am developing a mental illness, which has been brought on by ebay. It manifests itself as a compulsion to continually check how many bidders/watchers/questions there. It is interfering with my life, and I can barely step away from the …

Child free day.

On the forms I fill in, I tick the box for single parent. But thats misleading. I am not, and have never been a single parent. Rachel has two parents, both deeply flawed, both trying hard, both different, but both essential to her. We just live in…

And today..

Its difficult to know what to write in a blog. Today is a day, where even though I have been active since 6 am, I am finishing the day exactly where I started. But with superglue on my teeth. I have the luxury usually, of a couple of child free da…

What I learned today.

What I learned today, is that a pair of shoes, is just a pair of shoes. And while I contemplated an ebay auction of my dignity, to cover shortfall between final salary, lenght of time to process a housing benefit claim and my iminently due rent- I…

So this is blogging?

I am a deeply flawed human being, with a deeply embedded bad streak, only credit reference agencies have the true measure of me, and they know I am not to be trusted. I try really hard though. This blog is my inane ramblings, and really, is a symb…