Keep looking for the gin to go with your lemon

Just when you think things are working out, life throws you a curveball Every so often life throws you a curveball. Something that comes out of nowhere to seriously mess things up. And occasionally that “something” that knocked you down is followed by “something else” that gives you a good kicking while you are trying to get … More Keep looking for the gin to go with your lemon

We are survivors

Survivors Recently I went out to dinner with some old friends. Now in our late forties to early sixties, we’d all met when we joined the National Childbirth Trust in the 1990’s. Over the years we’d supported each other through childbirth, teething, tantrums, first days at school, exams, first days at university, more exams and … More We are survivors

Rebuilding your nest after the children have left

The three transitioning stages of an empty nest There are three transitioning stages involved in moving to an empty nest : Shock Pulling yourself together It’s OK ….and I can make it even better The first stage is the Shock Stage. This happens straight after your kids leave home for the first time. Your life … More Rebuilding your nest after the children have left