One of the good things about having teenage kids is they don’t bring the sick bugs home often like little kids do. So last weekend when we were all sick, starting with the teenager, it was a bit of a shock as we’d all forgotten how horrible ’throwing up’ can be. I took care of the teen & the hub who both had headaches with their bug, as usual Paracetamol saved the day and 24 hours later all was well. So when I was listening to the consumer programme You & Yours on Radio4 I was astounded  to hear a…

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I started writing this at midnight, knowing my teen was home safe and tucked up in bed. When I say tucked up I actually mean eating leftover meatballs and pasta, but he’s home. He finished high school on Friday and in celebration the whole school year arranged to meet at the park on the edge of the conservation area near where we live, but not at lunch time when they finished school, it was planned for the evening starting at 7pm. My teen wanted to go, I didn’t want him to go. I am trying my best to give him…

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There’s a tiny little devil that lives inside your home It portrays itself as a piece of fun but it is often known That when you are most vulnerable especially at night It’s waiting in the shadow and is ready for a fight Bam! it strikes so quickly and you feel the searing pain Sometimes there’s a bunch of them and they can strike again So beware this plastic nightmare, parents know it’s true This danger’s unavoidable, lego’s out to ambush you nonicknamephoto/freedigitalphotos

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A Poem for National Poetry Day 8/10/14 15 Share this:

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This weeks Talk  about it Tuesday  starts with a book review. I had been invited to the launch of The Missing Husband by Amanda Brooke, it is her fourth book, which called for a bit of a celebration. This is a taster, and yes it is about a husband who goes out one day and doesn’t come home. The book is an emotional roller coaster and draws on how that can affect mental health.     I really recommend it, but it did make me anxious as I often start looking at the clock when my teen is due to…

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