Arthur’s class is having a party. Well, not the whole class, only those who have read X number of times at home are having a party. I’m not sure Arthur is invited. I know he has read enough. We read a lot. In fact, reading is so much a normal part of the day that… Continue reading The Latest Parent-Guilt Trip
NNEEEEEEEEEEEEEOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!! That is approximately how fast April seems to have gone past to me. We have been crazy busy what with the Easter holidays as well – it feels like we’ve barely sat down all month. The start of the month was a bit of a sickly one for Arthur and I. Mostly Arthur –… Continue reading April Roundup
Two weeks ago today, I took my last Duloxetine tablet. It has been a very long two weeks. The weeks before that, where I was alternating between my ‘half dose’ tablet and no tablet, were not my favourite either. After stabilising nicely onto the half dose tablets, I hoped that the transition downward would be… Continue reading Eyes Open
Two weeks into my six week plan to get off my medication – how’s it going? Good. I think. This fortnight has seen me alternating between taking my full dosage and just half dosage each night, slowly trying to get my body to adjust to having less and less Duloxetine in my system. Overall it… Continue reading Going Down
There was something different about Warwick Castle when we visited on Saturday and it had a very funny effect on the Smalls… For October Half Term, Warwick Castle has been transformed into The Haunted Castle and it is wickedly spooky for all ages as well as being as fascinating and interesting as usual! It doesn’t… Continue reading The Haunted Castle – Warwick Castle
My head has been a bit of a mess for the last couple of months so I have decided to sit down and think of five things that have made me happy over the last few weeks – so that when I’m having a bad day I can come back here and see that the sunshine does come out of the clouds and make rainbows sometimes.
He has two, actually. They have been rotating since about a week before Christmas, interspersed between Jingle Bells and The Imperial March which are less earworms and more just like breathing when you’re a four-year-old Arthur. They are not earworms I expected him to get – though I must say that I approve of his… Continue reading Arthur Has An Earworm…