N N N N N Nineteen

The Rose turned 19 last week. It was a far less traumatic affair than her 18th but amazing for a number of reasons. It started out with a hankering to …

Where’ve you been?

We got lost this year. All of us. The Rose turned 18 and the whole family went through a huge (unrelated) crisis just afterwards. No one died. No one was …

Joyful & Triumphant

I haven’t posted for a while. The Rose was so sad about breaking up with The Boyfriend in early December and I was so busy with Christmas sparkling that it …

Bus Pass

So despite the fact we now have a woman in our house, life in many ways,  is just the same. She is still organised, meticulous and a lover of obsessive …

You Got A Friend

Friends! They are the Holy Grail for most of us, whatever the scale of our social dys/function. The mates who make you laugh till you cry. The ones who make you …

Stitched Up

Sometimes I am a truly awful person and a really rubbish, stupid Mum. This isn’t just my opinion of course, it is widely shared by my whole family and beyond …