But soft, what light through yonder window breakdances?
I’ve started writing again. (Yipee!) as I want to improve my rusty fiction skills. I’m working my way through The Way To Write by John Fairfax and John Moat of Arvon fame. It is aimed at the beginner writer but the language is sophisticated, engaging and brain expanding. One of the first exercises they recommened […]
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 […]