Black and mixed raced people.

Lately, there has been a great deal of debate on black and white binary perceptions, in all media. As the manager of a grade 4 concession for British Shoe Corporation, I interviewed for a supervisor in 1984/5 and recruited my first “black” member of staff. I was just nineteen years old. However, I believe thatContinue reading “Black and mixed raced people.”

On abortion; a positive story.

Beautybeyondbones.com inspired this post. I just read her post, which is a little political. Although it is also anti-abortion. For some reason, I’ve been thinking about this subject, of late, myself. Let’s just say I know a woman to whom it was once suggested she have an abortion by her well-meaning father-in-law. That woman hadContinue reading “On abortion; a positive story.”

Ha ha, you’ve only done an hour’s work a day.

My mum used to tell me “No ifs, no buts,” well tough because today there is a big but, and I’m angry. Today, because I was provoked by someone who is dear to me, but, for reasons best known to themselves, laughed at me and said what has now become the title of this shortContinue reading “Ha ha, you’ve only done an hour’s work a day.”

Why are we killing ourselves? Money?

I am writing this in May 2020. On Friday, the air was so clear that you could see for miles. It was a day with high winds. I was out on a 17 k walk across farms and open country, and I watched in awe as an oak tree of around 70 years old, dancedContinue reading “Why are we killing ourselves? Money?”

The motherboard day 1.

Hi, I just read an astonishing article in The Sunday Times. Apparently computers are going to overtake us to such an extent, by 2050 or 2100, that we will be like apes to them. I was so incensed at the lack of reference to emotions in the article that I decided to begin this story.Continue reading “The motherboard day 1.”

New – born – discover Prompts

I gave birth to a beautiful bouncing boy in 1989. My own newborn. I was 22 years old. I had been married the year before. I was new to mothering. I was a career girl. A successful manger. I fell in love with my helpless child and knew that I needed to look after himContinue reading “New – born – discover Prompts”

Growth

Remember growth start from a tiny seed. Sometimes to get new growth you have to cut a great deal of dead wood away. Sometimes you need to cut right back to the base. Take my plant, passiflora edulis, I think. A couple of years ago I planted this plant in a semi-shady spot in theContinue reading “Growth”

A town in Bristol city

Photograher, Hermione Laake (young mum of 24 years, writer and ex-retail manger, 1990). I thought I would write a Coronovirus diary, as I read one blog on behaviour from Toronto and found it interesting from a psychological perspective. Covid-19 Here, in our small town we have over four coffee shops; all are shut down andContinue reading “A town in Bristol city”

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