Issues & Tissues

opinion writing

Mother Love

My Mother, I’ve posted briefly about her before. She doesn’t know about this blog and she doesn’t use the internet. Since reading the prompt I’ve…

Marching for the Alternative

I blogged about our plans to March on 26th, the threat to my job (here). In true parent ‘fashion’ I spend Friday afternoon running round…

Education

This has been such a difficult post to write. This is an edited version of a long journey which took me from this…. Full of…

Why I’m Marching

A couple of weeks ago I blogged about a demonstration I attended outside my local council, which rose from my concerns about budget cuts. The…

A short post about protecting children

The terrible situation in Japan continues to dominate the news. However, a news story has broken today that concerns every parent. An investigation led by…

Strands together

When I began blogging I didn’t intend to blog about ‘politics’ and ‘issues’. Over the past few months through my own work I’ve been increasingly…

Tough times

My job is at risk. Not an uncommon phrase these days. The project I work for has been subject to a cost saving strategic review,…

Giving

Wandering around the blog world with no map and no direction and I came across Sleep is for the week, Writing Workshop in association with…

An old Black and White photograph

  This is a photo of my grandmother. It’s always made me a feel bit sad.  She died when my mother was 9. In the late 1940’s….