Lives Matter.

I was compelled awhile back to write something about racism. I did but I’ve never published it, I’m not quite sure why. Maybe it’s for fear of being controversial or for the reaction, comments, backlash and arguments it could lead on to, or maybe it’s just because I need to to get it off my…

Happy Anniversary to me!

This time last year I wrote about the difference a year can make however this is another year on and rather than the bittersweet feeling I had a year ago, I'm ready to celebrate. The difference is this time last year I was reflecting on how far I'd come, how I'd managed to overcome the…

You’d have managed this.

Poppa M wasn’t good a lot of things, he was very good at some stuff, when he put his mind to it. He was a clever man, but he wasn’t a finisher and was lazy when it came to the home, not work, I remember his 5am marking mornings... Our house used to be full…

Feeding the soul.

I’ve been on an emotional journey long before lockdown, to be honest I think deep down we all are all of the time because life is a rollercoaster, it’s not just a saying, it’s quoted by writers in books, lyricists in songs, it’s on poetry and plastered on memes and we’re all on a journey…

Just give me five minutes.

As much as I’m trying to stay as upbeat and positive through lockdown and working from home, it’s also intense and hard. I’m not going to try and pretend it’s not, I’m a mum and I love being a mum, I’m grateful for the time it’s giving me with toddler P and the activities we’re…

Making memories.

Lockdown time has been interesting, hard work and challenging at times but what I’ve tried to focus on is my immediate little world, me, P and my close friends and family. Making sure us and our little circle are ok and letting the big uncertain stuff that I cannot control sort itself out in time.…

Karma.

I’m a great believer in karma and what goes around comes around, or at least I am when I feel positive. Those closest to me also know when times are hard I can often feel momentarily frustrated that there’s no justice in the world. However, deep down I believe that if you are a good…

Pack up your troubles…

...in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile. This song has many memories for me, the first springing to mind is the last school show I helped choreograph at a school I previously worked at. However, I also know it as an old war song, from the First World War, sang to boost the…

Tom and Jerry

Now that lockdown has been enforced I thought something good to do would be to keep a journal/lock of funny moments and memories during the international crisis. Given that all conversations seem to be about panic buying, lockdowns, social distancing, school closures, symptoms, covid 19, hand washing and bog roll, the important happy things are…

Uncertainty.

The world is a strange place right now isn’t it? Everything feels a bit strange. I waved off my Year 11s today, not how I should though. Yes it was an emotional goodbye mixed with sadness and pride, however usually there’s also celebration and excitement as they embark on their future and the suspense of…