Participation Ribbons, School Camp and Banning Cartwheels

My son's permission slip for camp is glaring at me from a pile of 'things that I can do to avoid boring but necessary writing jobs'. And while my daughter has been on many 'away' camps, the thought of my 8-year-old going away with his classmates for an overnight camp at hour away now seems … [Read more...]

What I have achieved so far in 2018…

Years ago I would have bemoaned the fact that I hadn't actually achieved much in the five months since the calendar changed. But not now. You see, I can't get upset because I haven't actually make any effort to achieve grandeur, so I have no business getting my knickers in a knot. I've got … [Read more...]

Where Have All The Blue Pens Gone?

I bet you're thinking I must have better things to do, after a week of being sick, than to be writing about something as trivial as pens. And you'd be right. However, as I was given two identical 'mum's pen' this Mother's Day (as a writer would expect to get) - it occurred to me that these days … [Read more...]