Hopefully most people visiting this site will not know me – I wouldn’t want friends and family finding out what I actually think of them! And not knowing who I am is not necessarily a bad thing!

So, I’d like to take the opportunity to introduce myself. In no particular order……

Obviously I’m a teacher. I actually spent 16 years avoiding being a full time teacher; I was either pregnant, caring for babies or arguing that I couldn’t possibly go back to work until the youngest had started school. My husband thought primary school. I meant secondary! Well, the youngest only went and started Year 7 a couple of years ago so I found myself back full time. Until a couple of lockdowns rescued me!

Then there’s the three children. Child one is 18. He’s a whizz at Maths which makes me think I fetched home the wrong baby from hospital. He’s quiet like me and we bump into each other on occasions in the kitchen. Then there’s the middle child. Oh god, then there is the middle child. He’s probably the reason I write my blog. After posting endless tales about him on Facebook, a friend suggested I turn my writing into a money making venture. That hasn’t happened so I’ve basically just turned it into an unrewarding, time consuming hobby! So second boy is a typical middle child, although he’s been a fruit loop since the day he was born so I don’t think we can blame his craziness on where he comes in the sibling pecking order. He’s been keeping me on my toes since he started toddling on his own tiptoes. And then we have the girl. The youngest, bravest, bossiest daughter who, like the good man Billy Joel says, doesn’t ‘take any shit from anybody.’ Of course, there’s a husband. He would call himself long suffering and I would label myself the same, so it’s fair to say we’ve been fantastic at tolerating each other for the past 25 years.

It’s no coincidence that the photo on the home page doesn’t show my face. I’m generally found without make up, sporting hair like Medusa and frowning a bit too much. So that is me in a nutshell. Or in entirety, because nutshell implies I might have more information to reveal about myself to make me more interesting. But I don’t. Because I’m not!

Or here’s me in alphabetical order. With realistic images.

A to Z of Me

What People Say

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