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On snot

At aged 7 months, Pip has started to perfect her ‘what are you f.ucking doing?’ face. The one I expect to see a million more times; the one that even now makes me feel a little less capable and will, no doubt, in about 12 years time reduce me to private tears. She reserves it […]


If there is anything I strive for here, it’s honesty. Without sensationalising anything, without trying to turn it into a competition. Without being pitying, patronising or trying to speak for others. I don’t always achieve it, I’m sure, but that’s my aim. I have found motherhood hard, in ways I least expected. I’ve found some […]

housekeeping (literal and metaphorical)

first, in what has been the most irritating move over to the new site, every time i announce the move, the site’s server is hacked and the whole f.ucking thing goes down. i’m trying to fix it. anyway, in the meantime, i’m going to carry on posting here and try to fix the problem. (the […]


I thought I’d got it sorted but first of all the blog was hacked for a third time and I just didn’t have the energy to fix it. Things have been hard round here recently. Nothing specific; I’ve just been struggling. It’s been a hell of an effort to make it through the day, without […]

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life recently (23.09.12)

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life recently

.Pip not only found her toes, but started chewing them. .Pip started teething. And then got an ear infection. .I had a horrible period, the second of which I have had since she was born. This one was full on, pre-baby-like, complete with pmt and nasty pains. It’s also left me with a hormonal slump, […]