Category Life

If you do one thing today, buy a book

In these best and/or worst of COVID times, online shopping is having a heyday. Jeff Bozos’s wealth is estimated to have increased by $24bn from December 2019 to April 2020 thanks to all the people shopping on Amazon. If you have a few spare quid and feel like doing something great, why not buy a recently released […]

Be The Change

When my sister, Jo, was three or four she had an accident. She was climbing up the outside of the bannisters, which she was expressly forbidden to do, and fell, catching her arm in between two of the uprights, breaking her arm badly. My parents took her to The Queen Elizabeth’s Children’s Hospital in Haggerston […]

Cause and effect

Follow my blog with Bloglovin My big sister has had severe schizophrenia for almost 30 years. When she was first ill and I was in my teens someone said something to me that I can still remember to this day. I was working in my first job at Hackney Community College and having lunch with three other […]

Three childhood milestones you won’t read about in parenting books.

When you have a baby, there is much talk of developmental milestones. When will your little munchkin sit up, smile, walk and talk, read and write? But what about those unspoken milestones that you don’t read about in parenting books? Here are my top three. 1. Leaving them alone in the bath for the first […]

Great Quotes if Trump had tweeted them

“The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” Albert Einstein ‘The difference between stupidity and genius is that MANY smart people have said I am a VERY stable genius!’ Trump ‘Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ‘em.” William Shakespeare I was born great, I […]