22 January

My sweet mama would have been 52 today. It’s been 11 years since she squeezed my hands reassuringly as she always used to do. I realise that I’ve missed her half as long as I had her on earth. After 4023 days it’s got to the point where much of my life only her memory…

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Baby Changing

I’ve just pressed the reheat button on the microwave for the third time, trying to revive two thirds of a cup of coffee. A couple of seconds in to the whirring I know I’m not going to drink it. I’m not sure yet how many reheats I’m ok with – but three just feels like…

Oceans Apart

I recently did a creative writing workshop; one of our tasks was to look at a picture assigned to us, & then freewrite (just respond & write what came to mind without overthinking) for 15 minutes. In the spirit of  the exercise, & all things New Year, which for me involves NO perfectionism – I…