This is the bit I hate. When people do the head tilt and say ‘I’m sorry.’ Both of us feeling inadequate because we have no language for grief any more. In a way, I’m glad I’ve changed jobs. I now sit in an office with ten people, instead of over a hundred. I don’t think … More I don’t know what to say
Which is an odd thing to be proud of, but I do have a tendency to not eat when I get very anxious or stressed. My throat closes up and I have to force food down me. Last night I had some soup, a real tangy miso and mushroom (new flavour from La Zuppa that … More I ate lunch today
I can’t believe I’m writing this, but my sweet girl has gone, Erika. She was the person I called when my first marriage imploded; and for the first time in her life had her phone on so she could hear it. From her cancer diagnosis to her passing was just over two weeks. I am … More My Furriner, Mon Bears
I slept ok, didn’t do the time-honoured thing of waking up because I thought I’d over sleep. We’d packed lunches the night before, which I’m about to do now before I head off to bed, which really helped us get out the house in one piece. Not least because a massive weather front blew up … More First day jitters
My boy has gone on to brighter and better things, but sent a beautiful email to J for him to read out yesterday. Yes, I’m blowing my own trumpet a bit, No I don’t care. I’m so proud to have worked for and with Matt. Dear J I write on this very poignant occasion, to … More What BossMan sent for yesterday
For those of you who don’t know me and are just here for the food, welcome! I’ve been here at Council for a while, almost exactly six years. Not as long as some of you; but to others I’m like the Oracle of Delphi. If I don’t know the answer, I’ll know someone who will. As you … More My leaving speech
I’m three weeks, four days post op and I’m not doing too much, I promise. Don’t stress but when a friend saw me this morning, she said I was walking round looking like I’d never had surgery at all. I was dropping Peanut into school, via a coffee shop to get a wet, dirty chai … More Is that all?