The vaccine, the vomiting, The Voice and a visual disturbance.

Daily life is heading back to normal, but still a quieter normal for us, while the world is erupting. Even though COVID-19 restrictions have eased in the past couple of weeks, we are still only really going to work and school and slowly striking a few things off the to-do list. A tradesman came to…

Back to school: First day nerves, a DJ and the place where fruit goes to die.

"I know I can't..." George said as he got into bed the night before school went back after 7 weeks at home. "...but I wish I could have one more day's break... you know, because today was so bad". We'd had a dramatic day with a visit to the emergency vet for a guinea pig…

Feeling guilty like a mother part 2: the broken wrist

  In my last post I wrote about the challengeĀ of adjusting to full-time work for me, and the shock of going to after-school care every day for Spider Boy. To add to this, about three weeks ago (the week before I started a new work contract), Spider Boy broke his wrist when he fell off…