Sick Day

As I sit writing this it is Saturday morning.  I am curled up on the sofa, shivering, with hot red cheeks, a pounding head and a throat & chest that feel like they are on fire, feeling very sorry for myself. The girls are draped in various positions on and around me and the TV…

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Mother’s Day

This year Mother’s Day fell particularly early in March, and it happened to coincide (more or less) with my Stepdad’s 70th birthday. He doesn’t really like to make too much fuss over things like birthdays, so I invited my Mum and him plus my husband’s parents (my mother-in-law had celebrated her 60th birthday just a few…

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