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A Letter to my children after the vote

So I’m sitting here on what should feel like a normal Friday in the middle of June, and I’m trying to form words about what has just happened to my homeland. Until the last couple of years, I haven’t been … Continue reading

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How teddy bears have turned my life upside down

I’m sitting alone in my house for the first time in 6 weeks. I’m drinking a cup of tea, and I’ve just watched this video which has reduced me to a snivelling wreck. I’m tired and overwhelmed, which may in … Continue reading

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On feeling disempowered…(but still a little bit shouty)

I am in the middle of an experience that is uncommon for me. It is a galling, raw sort of experience that renders me uncomfortable and ill at ease. It has been partly triggered by my husband’s potential impending redundancy, … Continue reading

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An Advent tale of two women…

It was one of the first winter evenings of biting cold when I noticed her. She was sitting on the pavement outside Sainsburys, arranging carrier bags of possessions around her feet, knees brought up to her chin, floral dress poking … Continue reading

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Cooking on sh*t

These last six months have been the hardest of my life, and when I say “hard”, I don’t mean “ever so slightly challenging”, I just mean HARD. Blood, sweat, tears, confusion, anxiety, grief, anger, frustration and real, raw, gut-wrenching pain. … Continue reading

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Life-lessons from my children

It began with Isaac: His name means “He laughs”, and we commented when he was a newborn, that in a way, it was the male version of “Joy”. He arrived at 5.42 on a Tuesday morning, and I scrutinized him … Continue reading

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God’s peace and “Home Bargains” car park…

You know those days when you wonder quite how you’re going to fit it all in? That. It was a couple of weeks ago, and I was in the throes of organising Moses’ 4th birthday party.  At the same time, … Continue reading

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