Impractically practical.

It’s been a trying week. So much has happened since my last post. For most of last week, we continued to focus on taking one day at a time. By Wednesday though, we were told that Dad was medically fit. We were now waiting for physio and social care to assess Dad’s need for support […]

Self preservation

This morning, I have some time with my children before I go to the hospital. I’m not good company. I’d told the older two that they were not going to spend the morning in bed as they have every other day this holiday, but they would get up and we would spend some time together. […]


He was alert this morning. His face still showed that grey palour of sickness but there was a pink tinge to his cheeks that had been absent for so long. Within seconds though, it was evident that the confusion that descends every time my dad is hospitalised had arrived. Hours later and the alertness has […]

On WordPress

I tend to come onto WordPress every couple of days to catch up on the few blogs I follow. I only follow a few blogs because I want to make sure I give your writing my full attention – I follow enough so that I have enough to read and enjoy. I’m not going to […]

My blog is not unique in using imagery of light and darkness to describe depression. The picture you see here is what I now see out of my window. I have actually tried to lighten it but it really is that dark – my beloved hay field has been ploughed. Those of you will know […]

Ringing the changes

My beautiful ring arrived! It is truly lovely but… (and I am sure some of you predicted this)… It doesn’t look like the real ring. Really. It is surprisingly chunkier with a bigger stone. So, it has gone back in its box while I decide what to do- my son is not going to be […]

The real ring

This blog’s title is poignant for a couple of reasons. Firstly, apologies if you saw the clearly unfinished/not even started post which just contained a picture of a ring: I attempted to delete it but I can still see it on the feed. Now let me explain what the post was meant to be about. […]


Although I’m only due back into work tomorrow, I went in today for a couple of hours and I’ve not long been home. Tomorrow I was supposed to be in all day but due to my one hour early dart on Monday, we have decided that I will leave at lunch tomorrow too (1.30pm instead […]


It is my first day back and I am on a break. It has been much tougher than I expected and I feel on the verge of tears. I had some lovely comments from staff and pupils which have made me feel welcome. And yet I feel so displaced, unsettled. Like I don’t belong here […]

Weightloss update

Just thought I would update my blog on my current weightloss and diet. (These opinions are entirely my own. I am not a trained professional. I have simply researched and tried out what works for me. Always speak to your GP before taking on a new eating regime.) From April 2017 to November 2017 I […]