Amuse Bouche

I knew I was pregnant. My body told me I was. I felt that familiar nausea, the loss of appetite. And of course, my period was late. I was never...

Over the years since my divorce, a number of people said to me “Ah but neither you nor your ex-husband have remarried no? You know what that means!” I know...

I have decided that 2018 will be the year of letting go. Not of everything of course, because, control freak. But, of what can and should be let go. This...

And just like that another year is nearly done. It's been a mixed bag hasn't it? I mean for all time sad and low ways to begin a year, you...

As a woman, no actually, as a person, there are many things I should be spending my time thinking about, yet I must admit that what engaged my mind the...

I have something to confess. There is a new man in my life. The fact that he is much younger than I am shouldn't surprise anyone who has followed my...

When one is a teenager, meeting your significant other's parents is something that happens pretty quickly. After all who is going to drop you off, pick you up, finance dates...

The other day, I found myself sitting at a well known all day breakfast place. I was one of seven womenin the group. The food was excellent and we agreed...

Lately I think I have become a tad self obsessed (fine, let's amend that to more self obsessed than usual), my life and feelings have dominated, with little regard for...

Murphy's law = Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong First of all, I am aware that caring about Valentines' Day is terribly passé but in my defense I was...

My parents had a busy decade from 1970 to 1980, because during this time they succeeded in producing three female children. My sisters and I are very different, very much...

There have also been cons – I am out of touch, with the people I know, and the world in general. I am cut off from the organizations I support...

While taking a stance on politics or social issues is a right, taking a stance on someone else's personal decision making and bashing them for it, is not. And please...

Is my mother's condition a recent thing? The diagnosis is, but as to the Depression itself, we really don't know. My mother scoffs at the idea, but also admits that...

My peaks and valleys emotional state is one of the few reasons I regret having given up The Pill. It's been a long time now and I wouldn't consider switching...

As I watch her sleep, my heart hurt as I considered the numbers and statistics. It did indeed possible that somewhere in this childs' future a violent man lay in...

As Trou got older he became less easy to amuse and keener for company other than my own, the prospect of two months shuttling between his parents homes seemed grim,

Me: You have got to be kidding me! What am I? Meals on wheels? Coq: You can't go empty handed. Sin for The Man. At least now he will have something...

The fact that her school project would most likely give this little girl a completely unrealistic and false expectation about the country in which she lives, troubled me no end.

We talk about how vulnerable women are. None of us has been raped but we have between the three of us experienced a fair amount of sexual interference, violence and...

My mother’s influence over me is immeasurable. I can’t think of a point in my life when I have been truly independent of her. I have always needed her –

Er…………Um………… Irritated by my lack of inspiration on the subject I put pen to paper and attempted to formulate a list, half way through I realized that what I was...