In defence of childish things

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things I’ve always hated that phrase.  It’s one that gets deployed with glib glee when confronted with something that doesn’t meet with approval.  It’s judgement…

This week’s best blogs – 1 April 2016

As part of the #5for5 Challenge I committed to taking part in at least 5 link ups a week and reading / commenting on at least 5 posts a day.  Through doing this I have found brilliant writers and lots of support, encouragement and kindred spirits. By way of a progress update to make sure…

#LiebsterAward: 11 Questions

It’s Liebster Award time!  Thanks to @TigerMothGirl for nominating me as part of her own Liebster Award. The rules of the award vary but the basic principle is that you are nominated by a kind soul / brutal sadist [delete as applicable] to answer 11 questions and then you take up the torch and ask 11…

#endstillbirths: Reasons to be (more) cheerful

This is the oddest position I’ve been in for a while. I’m used to having to rewrite from scratch as events over take what I’m writing about but never in this way before.  This is in a good way and I’m not used to that. I had written a beautifully detailed tour of the National…

Should I start writing all this down?

This blog has been roughly crafted over two or so weeks of intense activity. Most of it has been drafted on the phone whilst commuting . The rest poured out at home after the children are asleep in the brief window before my own bedtime. Each blog lends itself to another and I found myself…