What does it mean to be a single parent?

What does it mean to be a single parent?

I count myself as a single parent. That’s because when I am looking after TJ, I am doing it solo. Singlehandedly. This is often without the presence of another human being. It’s definitely without the assistance of his dad in that particular place and time. But, for...
Older but wiser? Turning 37.

Older but wiser? Turning 37.

I turned 37 last week. Bit of a nothing age isn’t it – the mid to late 30’s are nothing really to rave about. Back in the day, I used to love love love birthdays. All were marked in a suitably messy fashion – on my 21st birthday, my friends had to drag me away from a...
It’s only words … isn’t it?

It’s only words … isn’t it?

Words. They are important … aren’t they? It’s how we say stuff and share our thoughts, feelings and insight into who we are and most of us do that a lot. So it sounds about right when experts claim that we say an average of a whopping 7,000 words every day. Or, do...
What is love?

What is love?

It’s very difficult to write about the subject of love without more than a touch of Carrie Bradshaw about it. So, let’s just get that reference out of the way now. A few months ago, I referred to that scene when Carrie and the Russian guy are in a Parisian hotel room...
2019 – the year of the smile.

2019 – the year of the smile.

So, this is Christmas. What have you done? As 2019 comes to a close, it’s natural to look back on the months gone by – what has been achieved, what has been gained, what has been lost or what’s even stayed the same. We all do it – don’t we? Even the festive...