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 …

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 …

The Aupair

The Rose has been away baby sitting for two weeks during this summer holiday. She went to my home town near Wales and stayed with my sister and brother in law to look …

Numbers

The last blog post (Money can’t buy me love) described an evening of virtual spending, where The Rose sent texts donating to good causes but with no regard for how …

Proud

This week The Rose completed her first year of college. Like the rest of her large year group, she is with people who all failed to achieve any recognised paper …

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 …

SOS

Any parent worries how their offspring will cope in an emergency. We try to prepare them as best we can, but short of covering ourselves in tomato sauce and lying …