The first day of school is up there in the great milestones of life – and I’m talking for Mums (and Dads) too. Little Yang seems to be taking the whole thing in his funny large-looking stride, but the seemingly oversized school shoes don’t look as big on him as the uniform. He’ll grow into it. We grow into things. … Read More
It rumbles in, low and soft and soothing. I’m woken not by distant thunder or tapping rain, but a scared and spluttering son. He nestles in beside me in bed, coughing all over me, as a I cuddle away his fear and sickness.
Little kids are funny – you know how when they don’t want something to be how it is they simply put their hands over their eyes to block it out: ‘What I can’t see won’t hurt me’. As they get older they realise the can actually close their eyes – more effective in blocking out your view of life, if … Read More