Parents Day 2018

What makes a parent? They are the comforters. They are the sleep deprived. They are the first educators. They are the taxi drivers. They are the schedulers. They are the appointment keepers. They are the referees. They are the supporters, the number […]

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Should -ing ….

It’s that time of year again where we get to take some time out of routine. Gone are the rushed early mornings, the, ‘oh no I forgot to get sandwich fillers for lunches’, and the panic over the school phone number flashing up […]

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Mental Health Awareness ….

She greeted me with a warm handshake. I smiled, unsure of what I had signed up for. She asked had I ever done this before, to which I replied once but not as intensive as this course had promised to be. Over […]

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Memories …Oh That Naughty Step !

There’s a time and place for most things. There is no time and a place for memories; sometimes they just flood your mind when you least expect it. They come when we don’t want them and they refuse to show up when […]

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CARING…

  He drops his bag by the sitting room door. I ask how his day was. I generally get a one word answer. Teenagers, I think to myself as he makes his way over to his older brother. “Hey buddy” he gives […]

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Out With The New …

Out with the new and in with the old. It’s the other way around for most people but we are not most people. In the last quarter of 2016, we spent quite a few nights in hospital with Ethan. It happened quickly […]

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The Fairytale of Christmas

It’s Christmas week babe , In our wild house, The eldest said to me, won’t ate another thing, And then he threw a dance , The same ol’ meltdown tune, I turned my face away, And dreamed about school. Well I ain’t […]

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Beyond The Gates

It was a cold winter’s day with the promise of a white Christmas on the horizon. We drove through the gates in silence. It was bigger than we thought. The grounds were sprawled with buildings , shrubs and a few Zebras which […]

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World Toilet Day

  There’s a place we all need to visit when out in public. A place, that as we turn the handle of the door, we hope that it has, at the very least a clean seat and some toilet roll. How often […]

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Regrets , anyone ?

We don’t talk about them much, but I think most people have regrets – Mr. Sinatra was very lucky that he had too few to mention, eh? I have regrets. I have personal regrets, which I am not going to bore you […]

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