It’s 3am and I’m sitting up in bed with my computer. I can’t sleep. I’m back in my old house, the kids are out and everything’s quiet. It’s just me and Gypsy, the cat, who’s curled up on the bottom of my bed. Things are as they used to be – it’s almost like having …
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OK, here comes a rant. Why is it that unhappiness is so interesting? Tolstoy once said “Happy families are all alike. Every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Maybe it’s that difference that we find interesting, because it seems that the angrier, or unhappier bloggers are, the more people want to read them.
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I’m not feeling very ‘hammocky’ today. My baby left for an extended holiday in England and Europe yesterday. Now, when I say “baby”, I don’t mean it literally, she’s 22 and it’s not the first time she’s flown the coup. But it is the first time she’s gone so far, for so long. Being the …
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