Sirens


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My faith in my city is strong, and my doubt in her is only a flicker. Like the occasionally blue flashing lights which catch a reflection on the street across my own and splashes onto my lounge window. If I stand in my back garden tonight the sirens are still surround sound. If we stand […]

7th August 2011

Split seconds


family & parenting

A lot can happen in a second. So the phone rings, when I am in my office. ‘Is that Spider-boy’s mother?’ says a voice I don’t know. She has used his full name and her tone is neutral. I pause. Just for a second. Catching a bit of breath in the back of my throat. […]

26th July 2011

Forgiving Eve


depression

Of course, however vexing the suicide of Spider-boy’s ‘ts’, or mindboggling his intimate belief he engages in the world of work, that post, I realise, was my way of ignoring something else today. Usually if I post I feel complete when it is written. The soothing power of words, occasionally neatly ordered, sometimes even making […]

1st March 2011

Wondering in the Wilderness


depression

A couple of months ago a friend of mine tweeted that she’d woken up, written a chapter of her first novel, baked some scones and finished some paperwork. She cheekily added only one of the statements was true. I replied and asked if it was the baking. She responded (with her typical wit) that it […]

21st January 2011

Flange Physio – Anticipation


incontinence

Here’s the thing. The previous post about a happy memory being created was true. Truer however is that my propensity for stalling is second only to Spiderboy’s steadfast refusal to go to bed. As I wrote in my first ever post I wanted to try and be brave in this blog, and to explore some […]

4th January 2011