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Boxes and Bags – Musings on the Life of a Dear Friend

Boxes and Bags – Musings on the Life of a Dear Friend

Trigger warning!!!  It is with a heavy heart, that I write this blog post. The morning of Tuesday 9 March 2021 I found my lodger, Cat dead in her bed and I am still in shock! I never could have imagined how the path of my life would have altered by this one event. I have seen dead bodies at funerals but it’s always been planned and expected.  I checked her pulse, then called the emergency services. I was asked to try and…

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Celebrate Good Times!

Celebrate Good Times!

Today I’m celebrating twice…….. Ri turns 4 and the children are going back to school tomorrow. I know there are risk factors, etc… and I want those working in schools to be safe, but to say I am happy is an understatement. The constant juggling has been absolutely exhausting, to the point where I slept for 10 hours last night. I cannot even recall the last time I did that but my body needed it. The return to school should…

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Where have you been?

Where have you been?

I thought it only right to start my latest blog post this way……. It has been over 6 months since I last had the energy, time, mental capacity or patience to write a blog post. I have thought about it and considered it so many times but the constant yo-yo of lockdowns, the government-enforced unchosen role of home schooler, my job, mothering, COVID-19 and my house now mean that I have so many unedited and unpublished blogs behind the scenes…

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My mental health…………..

My mental health…………..

Mental Health, mental well-being, self care. These are all words I have heard a lot over the last few weeks. Over the last 16 weeks I feel like my emotions have been on such a roller coaster. One minute I’m happy as Larry, the next I am frustrated with my ground hog day life, followed by sullenness and a few tears. Last week the Evening Standard wrote that ‘two out of three (65 per cent) adults aged 25 and over…

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I am raising two black men…… do their lives not matter???

I am raising two black men…… do their lives not matter???

So last week was my 40th lockdown birthday, due to thecurrent situation I was not expecting much, but how wrong was I. The love that I received was tremendous, it was such a beautiful day. I hope to share my experience soon but felt compelled to write a different post. As with most highs sometimes lows follow (not usually straight away), but towards the end of the week I was not really feeling my resilient self and was feeling mentally,…

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