On Marriage Separation

On Tuesday 7 March, three days before I was to celebrate three years of continuous sobriety, my world as I knew it changed. After a day of crisis talks, the husband and I decided that separation was now our only chance to potentially salvage our marriage. So on our return from swimming, the husband sat Cheeky Chap down and told him that he was going to live somewhere else, maybe for a little while, maybe forever. He explained that mummy… Continue Reading “On Marriage Separation”

One Boy and His Dog

Last year my sister and her partner got a rescue dog. As a young pup, Riddler used to be somewhat excitable. The first few times Cheeky Chap met him I think he was quite taken aback by him. With time and training, Riddler has calmed down a little but is still definitely a character. For around six months, the husband walked Riddler twice a week when both my sister and her partner worked. During the school holidays, Cheeky Chap would join… Continue Reading “One Boy and His Dog”

The Ordinary Moments 16 #9 ~ The Half Way Point

It’s hard to believe but we are now half-way through the summer break. I almost feel as though we have wasted the last three weeks as we haven’t really done much at all. One of the (few) benefits to having a communal garden is that we have ready made playmates for Cheeky Chap. As long as it is a dry day, we are able to send him out into the garden and, more often than not, at least one other… Continue Reading “The Ordinary Moments 16 #9 ~ The Half Way Point”

Life Lately

I keep meaning to blog recently but I’ve had such so much going on in life lately that I’ve struggled to find the time, or when I have had the time, I’ve been too fatigued to do anything! Now I feel like writing and I don’t know where to start so here is a rather disjointed update. It doesn’t ‘flow’ well but I am sharing it with the hope that I will once again get back into regular blogging! Regular… Continue Reading “Life Lately”

The Ordinary Moments 16 #8 ~ Good Enough

This winter has seen me hit by a seemingly never-ending cycle of viruses and sickness bugs which has taken a toll lately. I’ve been tired, emotional, distracted, drained of all energy and I have struggled with not feeling good enough. I’m hoping that a little over two weeks of rest and life at a slower pace thanks to the school holidays, is just what we need in order to break the illness cycle and emotional slump. The end of last term… Continue Reading “The Ordinary Moments 16 #8 ~ Good Enough”