About Parenthood

Oh how I hate The Hum

Me: Can anyone else hear that humming noise? Son: Yes, I can. Me: Good because I was beginning to think it was in my head. Son: Well you know I'm kinda crazy too Mum. I'm so glad to know I'm not alone.

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Exploring Faith, Project Write

Day Five : Hook ‘Em with a Quote

"Look at your daydreams—they tell you what you are living for, who you really are." Timothy Keller One of the 'benefits' - if you can call it that! - of living with pain is that in order to feel relief you have to take things a little slower and rest up more often. And if you need to… Continue reading Day Five : Hook ‘Em with a Quote

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Day Four: A Story in a Single Image

Oh to be there and not here to be him and not me To be suspended above a great pool, to be free of all that demands my close scrutiny. Somewhere warm, far away perhaps close to the sea To be there in a place where I, an escapee can savour the joys of my… Continue reading Day Four: A Story in a Single Image

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Day Three : One Word Inspiration

Regret Once upon a time, a very long time ago - about 40 years - there was a little girl who wanted to write stories. The problem was she was only small and hadn't learnt how to write letters and words properly yet. Fortunately for her, she had a wise and clever Mum who bought the… Continue reading Day Three : One Word Inspiration

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Day Two: Write a List

Write a list? Things I've LEARNED? Um... Often food is better in combinations : bitter coffee and a buttery crisp pastry, a sweet figgy preserve with smelly cheese, warm tender lamb with tart orange peel. Contrasts create memories that evoke the senses : a cold glass of wine on a warm stoep, the immovable underfoot rock that resists churning storm… Continue reading Day Two: Write a List

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Day One : I write because…

That's INCREDIBLE! Just before this very first challenge popped into my in-box I was asking myself the very question, "What is the point of me wanting to write?" Like there has to be a great purpose or reason for me to write anything. I don't want to pander to my insecurities and look for approval… Continue reading Day One : I write because…