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Kind of a little bit completely knackered: 3 things 23.4.18

The interviewing process has brought a very unpleasant experience of viewing myself through outside eyes. I keep looking in the mirror and seeing this awkward middle-aged dumpy woman with weird greyish blotchy skin and puffy eyes. (OK, that last part might be just this past week, I was a bit under the weather.) You're supposed… Continue reading Kind of a little bit completely knackered: 3 things 23.4.18

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I’m having a lot of Feelings right now: 5 things 16.4.18

Every year the suddenness of spring – whether it comes early or, as this year, weirdly late – makes me think, constantly, of Dylan Thomas's "force that through the green fuse drives the flower". Or leaf. Because the tiny new leaves pushing out are so amazingly urgent! There's such huge energy curled up in those little… Continue reading I’m having a lot of Feelings right now: 5 things 16.4.18

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My get up and go got up and went: 5 things 9.4.18

Spring has finally, definitely, absolutely sprung, and it is glorious. It even happened on the weekend, cunningly timed for Pfadis (scouts) and lakeside wanderings and such. Very nice. Very nice indeed. I am, however, decidedly lacking in springtime bounce. Mostly, I think, because of all the great uncertainty hanging over me. Which is silly, since… Continue reading My get up and go got up and went: 5 things 9.4.18

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Panic in all the wrong places: 5 things 12.3.18

I started the week with great overwhelm, coming out of nowhere after just one week away. Staring into oncoming birthday (daughter's) and other deadlines, passports expiring and sudden job applications, and oh gods, flailing flailing. This despite having kids booked into holiday programme at the community centre from 10 to 5 every day. (It was… Continue reading Panic in all the wrong places: 5 things 12.3.18