Snappy’s First Sleepover

Last month, we spent¬†our first night apart from our son. I have to admit it was easier than I expected it to be. So, this year for our works Christmas dinner we decided to take partners for the first time. Husbands, wifes, partners and so on. My sister agreed to …

A Quiet Christmas

As you know, we do Thanksgiving in style but scale down Christmas. This year we had nearly twenty people over for Thanksgiving; at Christmas, it will just be the three of us. Last year there were four of us as we have my best friend over for Christmas. This year …

New Years Sea Dip For Parkinson’s UK

I have been fundraising! Recently at work (I work for a well-known pharmacy), we raised ¬£95 pounds for the children’s ward at our local hospital – Bronglais. We never really thought we’d raise that much. It was a passing comment from a colleague that started it all. She was buying …

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. …