I live with my two teenage daughters in the countryside in the South of England. Above is a picture of the lane we live on.
When my daughters were 3 and 5, my husband died and my life changed quite a bit from what I thought it was going to be. Looking after young children while trying to work part time was pretty tough and over the years, I became more withdrawn from life without realising it.
However, in the last year, I’ve started to have a bit more independence as my daughters are getting older and I’ve started to enjoy living again. I still do lots of things with my daughters, but I’ve started going out, doing new things and meeting new people too. I still appreciate the beautiful village I live in, but I’ve started exploring new places too. My blog is a way of recording, sharing and celebrating my journey back to Having A Life!
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The Latest 30 Posts
- New Look
- In which I am imperilled, and subsequently rescued
- A busy weekend
- Review: Solar by Ian McEwan
- In which I have no computer!
- In which I wonder whether there is a Chinese word that means “love”
- In which I burn my school reports
- Millionaire’s shortbread on Valentine’s Day
- Review: Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire Series 1
- How to make spring rolls
- In which I give blood and read Lucky Break by Esther Freud
- In which I cook!
- Catching up!
- Review: The Bridge, BBC4 Saturdays and iPlayer
- Review: Reflektor by Arcade Fire
- Review: The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling
- Review: Closed Doors by Lisa O’Donnell
- Film Review: Before Midnight with Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke
- A very home made Christmas to you…
- Review: The Nutcracker at the Royal Opera House
- Book review: The Lover’s Dictionary – A love story in 185 definitions by David Levithan
- Film Review: The Clean Bin Project
- In which I drink more coffee and ask for more book recommendations
- Quizzes for you to enjoy…
- In which I clean my house, and ponder on what it is to be a feminist
- Review: The Testament of Gideon Mack by James Robertson
- Film Review: Mary and Max (2009) – Toni Collette, Barry Humphries, Philip Seymour Hoffman
- Review: A Tale for the Time Being
- Happy Birthday, Lovely Daughter #1
- In which my parents go to Tunbridge Wells and discover that it is far away