One evening

Last night, I was listening to Archie Roach while I wound some hanks of silk into balls. I don’t have a ball winder, so I have to use the backs of two of our upright chairs. I’m not a fan of this job and when I begin I’m in a slightly resentful frame...

Never alone

After we had washed the deep, neat cut and wrapped the band aid round it and Eldest was satisfied that there was no longer any chance that I might faint he said, ‘So, Mum, how did you do it?’ ‘The lid of the can,’ I said. ‘Oh.’ His...

Mirror

From youngest’s homework book. Spelling and sentences. Traffic. There was so much traffic today that I was stuck in it for two hours straight when I was so tired I almost started crying.