Over and Over Again

I sat down at the desk in the junk room to write a blog post an hour ago. All I have done so far is listen to music on Spotify. Music from my distant past. While writing this, Wilson Phillips are singing "Hold On", and I'm remembering drawing a picture of them in the back of my college art sketchbook.

Winning and Losing

We spent the greater part of yesterday evening sitting in a packed auditorium at the big school in town - watching a local celebrity hand out awards to students throughout the school. Of course our main reason for being there was to watch Miss 14 receive an award for her cooking exploits. A local celebrity …

Missing

Yesterday morning our eldest daughter got herself up, dressed, washed, brushed her hair, then announced that she was going into town. We raised eyebrows at each other, and thought no more of it.She re-appeared shortly after lunch, soaked from the persistent rain that had been falling, complained about having wet hair, then headed back into …

Rebuilding Miss 17

Last night was a perfect example of the challenges faced by two parents attempting to parent three children. The eldest - often thought of as the most level headed, sensible, and placid - had fallen through the cracks while we juggled football, rugby, dance, and schoolwork with her younger sisters. When she needed us most, …

Third and Final Day

Here I am again, sitting in the junk room at home, emptying my head into the keyboard. I have no adventures to relate as such - other than wanting to kill next door's dog, which has barking non-stop all morning. I've turned Spotify up to eleven to drown it out. An eighties playlist is waking …

Human

While walking into town to buy groceries this morning I whiled away a few minutes scrolling through the Tumblr dashboard, and happened upon a distant friend mentioning a song by Christina Perri called "A Thousand Years". A note had been left for them while saying goodbye to co-workers after moving jobs, with the lyrics in …