Category Archives: Family

In Defence of Masculinity

When I was studying for my degree I discovered that gender is a social construct made up by an oppressive society to keep women in the kitchen, men out of high heels and everyone spending all their money on hob … Continue reading

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The Shirk Ethic

Son 2’s lovely 18 year old girlfriend just found herself a full-time job. This, of course, is great news when so many young people are genuinely struggling to get themselves onto the employment ladder. So I was evidently all-kinds-of-wrong when … Continue reading

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My grandmother’s drawings

I’ve been blitzing the house today. My kitchen is so clean I’m scared to go in it and I’ve filled a box big enough to sleep in with recycling from the spare room. This afternoon I started tackling the bookshelves … Continue reading

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Good Morning Bratwurst

“Mom and Dad were married 64 years. And if you wondered what their secret was, you could have asked the local florist – because every day Dad gave Mom a rose, which he put on her bedside table. That’s how … Continue reading

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The (processed) Food of Love.

Spouse: “I went to Tesco on the way home and it was full of men buying flowers, so I thought I’d better get you something.” And he hands me a Scotch Egg.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Home

Being my mother’s daughter, aesthetics has always been a big thing for me in terms of home. My mum never feels completely at home in her dwelling place unless she has made it look and feel the way she wants … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique

UNIQUE. That’s a difficult one. If I’m honest, I’m with Chuck Palahniuk when he has Tyler Durden say, “You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone else, and we are all … Continue reading

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