Roller coaster poster

It’s unbelievably six months since I started this blog. I started it four months after my husband left our marriage, as a way to start finding the answer to the question ‘What the hell happens next?’ Also – it’s cheaper than therapy!! We hear a lot of bad press about the influence social media has…

Autumn Cleaning

I’m Spring Cleaning. Whaddya mean it’s October?? Back in the Spring I was a bit busy with other things, seeing as my husband had not long since walked away from the marriage. And besides, I had a cleaner back then. I had a lovely lady who came in for two hours a week, and hoovered…

A Quiet Celebration

Yesterday I celebrated eight months since my husband told me he was leaving. Whoa there. Celebrate?? WTF?? I didn’t think that would ever be a sentence I would say. But now – well, somehow ‘celebrate’ feels like the right word. It wasn’t a champagne and party popper sort of celebration – just a quiet acknowledgement…

People All Over the World

37 – my blog has been read in 37 different countries. Isn’t that just amazing?? Mostly it’s read by people in English-speaking countries – the UK of course, followed by the US, Australia, Canada and South Africa. But also Spain, Germany, Sweden, Poland, the Czech Republic, Singapore, Brazil, India. And lots more. I’m seriously chuffed…

A Bit of a Wobble

Had a bit of a wobble yesterday. Not a huge wobble – but there was a point when I basically just wanted to cry, and not for any very obvious reason. I didn’t cry – I was driving at the time – and when I got home there were things that needed to be done,…

Post Fifty

50 posts!! I started this blog four months after my husband left me. I post pretty much every other day – and this is my 50th post. There have been high points (the birth of grandbaby #4, hitting Gold at the gym, having fun in my new job) and low points (the disastrous DLG interview,…

Space Plague and Chocolate Truffles

These last two days I’ve been working at the Bradford Science Festival. I was assigned to help http://smashfestuk.com/ in their Space Plague tent. An immersive experience, where families help to diagnose and treat an outbreak of Space Plague and in the process do a bit of differential diagnosis, epidemiology, and chemistry, have fun with lasers…

Time flies…

It will be six months tomorrow since he told me he was leaving. It feels like longer, and it feels like hardly any time at all. We’d been out, and I was driving us home. I said something, he said something, we got home, I put the kettle on, and we talked. No big argument,…

Bloggering About

Write a blog, they said. It’ll be fun, they said. And they were right. I was casting around for things to do that would make some money – mostly because my husband walked away from our marriage – and amongst all the other stuff (get a job, sell on ebay, sell on Folksy, get a…

How do you sleep at night?

What is it with sleep? It’s the only thing that gets harder to do the harder you try to do it. I don’t always sleep terribly well. Maybe it’s to be expected, what with the husband moving out an’ all. Some nights, I just don’t sleep at all. Last night was one of those nights….