A Leap of Faith

When two of my sons recently returned on their separate but consecutive trips abroad to see their father, the question that family and friends asked me was, “How do you keep calm?“ The truth is, I knew a time would come when my sons would voluntarily travel to visit their father. I have been bracingContinue reading “A Leap of Faith”

The Cost of Living

Contrary to what I’m sure most people would expect me to be writing about here, I will not be talking about the insanely expensive utility bills that many of us have been floundering in over the last few months or so. My discussion today is more obscure than that. There is another intangible cost ofContinue reading “The Cost of Living”

Out of My Comfort Zone

It’s no secret that refusing to try something new is never going to allow us to develop as discerning people. Whether it’s cooking the same curry, driving the known route home or even wearing a limited style of clothes, repeating the same routine is going to limit our experiences of life and even perceptions ofContinue reading “Out of My Comfort Zone”

The Flotsam and Jetsam of a Post-Divorce Life

As a blogger, I always write with the intention that someone out there, particularly a woman who has gone through a similar experience to me, will hopefully stumble across my musings and take comfort from knowing that she isn’t the only one feeling what she does. From speaking to friends, I know that my writingContinue reading “The Flotsam and Jetsam of a Post-Divorce Life”

Boomerang Kids

Last week, my son returned home after his time away at university for three years. I can’t quite believe it’s been that long! It’s good to have him back even though we know the time we have together like this is borrowed time. Whilst I relish the fact that he is back home, I alsoContinue reading “Boomerang Kids”

Life is Greater than the Sum of its Parts

Every individual goes through challenges in life. That’s a given. We all oscillate between the usual highs and lows, moments of glee and then stress and so much in between. Nobody can claim to have had a life of purely one state or the other. In particular, if anyone does boldly (and erroneously) suggest theirContinue reading “Life is Greater than the Sum of its Parts”

Musings on Motherhood

When a woman enters the arena of motherhood, she knows that that role will never be a static one. Over the years, as her children move from one stage of life to the next, so too does the role of motherhood also evolve. Each phase brings its own challenges but undeniable joy at the sameContinue reading “Musings on Motherhood”

Life Begins When You Want It

I have always reiterated in my blog posts how I have discovered that this post-divorce phase of my life is going to be about recentering my ambitions and goals. I am no more living on the periphery of someone else’s life, no matter who they are, not least a narcissist. If I could offer anyContinue reading “Life Begins When You Want It”

Absence Makes the Heart Grow…

…fonder? Not always true. Unfortunately, life is not so simple. There are actually times when the absence of a person is a chance for those left behind to heal and recover from gaping wounds. …calmer? That is more akin to the reality my sons and I have experienced over these last six years. Having beenContinue reading “Absence Makes the Heart Grow…”

Father has Gone for Milk

I never knew about the phrase above until my sons made me aware of its meaning. For the last six years, we have managed to buy our own milk and returned many times, Alhamdulillah. Tomorrow is going to be a pensive day for my sons as father is finally returning for a short but unwelcomeContinue reading “Father has Gone for Milk”