A Chaotic Christening

This weekend we had our little crocodile christened at our local church during family service. To start with, you should know, I’m not religious. I’m agnostic at best. I like the idea of there being a higher power even if I don’t necessarily believe in one. I believe in fate, …

Bits And Pieces Of The Past

Between facebook reminding you of something you posted years ago every day and the fact that internet never forgets anything (wayback machine anyone?) every so often I get a reminder of my gramps. Not that he was big on facebook or anything – that would be impressive, but because I …

Poem: Blank Look

Blank looks are reminders that you’ve forgotten again. Start again. We drank tea late at night telling me stories that you’ve forgotten now. I remember. Mum died of cancer. Dad was a postman. You are a forgotten hero but only forgotten by yourself. Start again. They didn’t understand, we did. …

Climbing Up Snowdon For Parkinsons

On the 14th May, my sister and my nephew, my dad and his friend,  are walking up Snowdon for Parkinsons UK. My nephew has already raised £100 a few years ago for Parkinsons, with a sponsored swim. He’s quite a fit little lad (despite an x-box podge) and while I’m …

Word Of The Year: Family

Over at Alphabet Soup, it’s time to chose a word of the year. I didn’t think it was possible to do this. A word of the week maybe, a word of the day like those calenders, but a word for the whole year…I wasn’t sure I could that. A word …