A Drake's Progress
Friday, 10 November 2017
It was just a few steps. My daughter was one of 25 or so pupils who were being honoured at a school presentation evening. She and I...
Saturday, 30 September 2017
It’s our 22nd wedding anniversary and we’re ensconsed in Sandy Balls. (It’s the name of a holiday park, all right? Yes, I know it’s wei...
Tuesday, 29 August 2017
This thing about being a ‘sandwich carer'. It sounds like a euphemism for being fat, you know, along the lines of ‘salad dodger’. W...
Sunday, 23 July 2017
I still remember the first time she walked. The first time I held her hand as she tottered along with jelly legs. My daughter’s floppy musc...
Wednesday, 19 July 2017
The Fidget Cube craze has infected my daughter. If you don’t know what one is, it’s pretty much what it says on the packet - a cube yo...
Tuesday, 11 July 2017
“Bollocks,” she said. “I beg your pardon?” I spluttered, my eyebrows raised in shock, as my daughter is usually quite prudish about swea...
Friday, 30 June 2017
We took a birthday cake to my mum-in-law in the old folks' home today. I lit the number candles, and she gave me an admonishing stare. ...
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