Mara

Bitterest feeling. This day-job, this occupation, this vocation that I have allowed to be mine – motherhood – is so hard. I gave up paid work to be a failure at this? This important, vital job that is somehow rendered otherwise in society’s harsher views? So, I’m crap at a dud job but I’m meant […]

Someone Gets Hurt Until it’s All Fun and Games

It’s a strange concept to me that I needed to be taught the importance of fun. I grew up in a loving, slightly crazy, uber-fun family home. My mum and dad are quite fun people (as the number of photos of them in outrageous costumes at fancy-dress parties will attest). I remember having lots of […]

Promised Joy

The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men   Gang aft agley An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain, For promis’d joy! Robert Burns, “To a Mouse” (1785) You know that tendency we have to plan? You might not have much of it. But I would guess it’s there. Even if it’s buried under […]