Have you seen the film ‘Room‘? It has given me more food for thought than any film in a very long time.
Every day I look at my children with a jolt of realisation as I remember it’s my job to teach them about the world.
It’s up to me to teach them right from wrong, left from right, no from yes.
One of my favourite things in the whole world is my car.
I bought it last year; as I’d been with my husband since the age of 18 we’d always bought cars together, and when we first split in 2013 my parents loaned me the money to buy a new (to me) one. This was to be my first solo car purchase and I was excited.
Divorce, as tough as the process is, can leave you feeling like you’re emotionally healthy, emotionally clean. This is how it worked for me: I felt like I was starting my love life anew with a fresh slate, ready to accept a new relationship once time had passed and I felt ready for it.
Cleansing balms are the best. We are so lucky to be alive in this magical age where we don’t have to dry our faces out with foamy soaps but can instead look after our skin with oils and balms.
Good times, people. Good times.
So let’s talk about my number one, shall we? The amazing, the magnificent: Clinique’s Take The Day Off Balm.
Living in a small home doesn’t have to be as limiting as you think.
Take my house, for example; once you’re through the hallway we have only one L-shaped living space: lounge, dining and kitchen. Upstairs we have a landing, two bedrooms (one with the dream, a walk-in wardrobe) and a bathroom.
Winter is most definitely the season for leftover vegetables in this house. Summer is salads, winter is Tuppaware containers of cabbage, carrots and sprouts waiting in the fridge to be creatively used.
But ‘leftover veg’ and ‘creatively used’ are two concepts that are usually mutually exclusive.
It’s my wedding anniversary today.
I never really know how to feel on this day, the 12th January, post-divorce.
The first year I had a bit of a laugh about it with my ex. The second I forgot until three days later (standard anniversary behaviour, that). And on this one, the third, I feel quite thoughtful .
In a broad sense, Divorce has chewed me up and spat me out quite dramatically.