Being Brave.

I did something really bold the other day.  Before I tell you what I need to add some context.  I've come along way on my journey, I've become much stronger, independent and confident, I'm not there yet and have a long way to go but I'm moving forward nicely.  Until recently, recent weeks and couple…

She knows who you are.

So it's your birthday today and your sprightly granddaughter toddler P loves birthdays. She's well versed in singing and squealing it at the top of her voice to people and wants to blow candles out. I told toddler P that it was your birthday today and she ran over to your picture and pointed at…

You can’t hurt me anymore.

I won't let myself be upset or bothered anymore.  I won't let myself be influenced or effected by the actions of others.  I cannot control the behaviour of others, but I can control the way I respond.  I've come along way since everything I've been through and I'm not the victim anymore simply because I…

We don’t play enough!

We've had a top weekend, it's been busy and they're going to continue to be on the run up to the festive period, but it's been brilliant and hilarious. Toddler P and I have been on full form, we've spent a lot of time with various friends of ours, laughing and having fun playing. We've…

Why aren’t you here now?

Sometimes it really pisses me off, like tonight, just now. It really pisses me off that Poppa M's not here anymore. He's not here when I need him. And I'm not even talking big stuff, I'm talking the small stuff. The "dad" jobs. Like buffing a scratch out of your car, changing the battery in…

It’s never too early for Christmas.

So I was categorically told by one of my best friends that it was too early to get in the festive spirit. Balls to that is what I said and yesterday I donned my Christmas sparkly jumper (fully equipped with Christmas bells) and a tree light necklace and went for drinks with good friends. I…

She’s just two.

The other day I was wandering around the local garden centre with toddler P, nosing at their annual Christmas display, chatting over brunch and coffee with a good friend. Then little missy decided she needed a wee wee. So we navigated the tight cubicle with a pushchair and then she started.... Her strong wilful nature…

Over thinking.

I've always been a worrier and an overthinker, I'll analyse a situation and talk it to death sometimes. I'm gradually learning to just let things be a loot more, I'm starting practise what I preach a bit more and only meeting trouble when trouble comes to me. This is has been regally relevant lately, I've…

Under pressure.

I had a bit of a reality check this week, my well oiled ship has been running as smoothly of late, I've been over tired, a little unorganised and stuff has just unravelled a bit. Nothing major, but it's just made getting out of the door on time a little harder and more patience testing.…