Tag Archives: worry gene

and breathe…

We’re back – we didn’t lose or drown any children (although some of them were a bit soggy), and they even stayed comparatively cheerful.My over-active worry gene kicked in big-time but I am just about still sane, although the rest … Continue reading

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emergencies

There was a first aid course running in my library today: I have carpets to make kneeling on the floor more comfortable, and lots of space for people to lie around pretending to be unconscious in. That sounds churlish, however … Continue reading

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cotton wool

Midway through this morning, whilst I was dealing with a group of behaviourally and linguistically challenging fourteen-year-old boys, my eldest son rang me to tell me that he had just come off his push-bike, over the bonnet of a car … Continue reading

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my family and other strange creatures

Handsome complained to my Mama last night that I hadn't been blogging much recently, so he didn't know what he'd been doing – a tad surreal I feel. However, just to make sure that he knows what he should be … Continue reading

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to be honest cyanosis is more a sort of purplish colour, but ‘turning blue’ sounds better

I didn't make any real resolutions this year, but I did sort of promise myself last year (after a particularly bad week) that I would really try not to worry to the point where I can't sleep because my thoughts … Continue reading

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how to keep the mad cat out from under the floorboards

Eventually (today) we managed to get hold of a plumber – Handsome had to stay home from work this morning so that he could let said plumber in and show him the relevant leaky bit. The plumber (wonderful people, plumbers) … Continue reading

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reassurance

We went across to Glasgow today, to take Hairy some essentials (clothes, underwear mainly, and home-baked bread) and to take him shopping. We met him for lunch, and then headed for a supermarket with a shopping list written by his … Continue reading

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finally off the streets…

After not having heard from him all week, Hairy finally answered my msns and texts yesterday and confirmed that he did actually, finally have somewhere to live – and that he was moving in today. He also confirmed that he … Continue reading

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