A life just as ordinary

Just like you, but different

It’s not where you’re at it’s where you’re from.

Part of being where you are is knowing where you came from. I’m from a family that has a chequered history, not unusual. and the family tree is a journey, … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

January started with a hiss and a roar

It seems that January has  started with a hiss and roar. New Years day morning (just after midnight) the Father taxi to recover Daughter from the Police Station where she is … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Two Funerals and a wondering

To be honest it’s been a few funerals,  but specifically I’m thrown off by axis by one of which was this week, the other from 1988. This week the funeral … Continue reading

October 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Happy Families, the one with the lost photographs #2

I found some more recent pictures, some of me as a fine young man, and they are presented here for your amusement.

September 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Those Three Little Words…

Empty Nest Syndrome. MrsPdubyah was moping about the house yesterday ‘unfulfilled’ and generally mooching and moody, #1Son has allegedly left home and MrsPdubyah yesterday used some of my beer tokens … Continue reading

July 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Unhappy Families – the one with the long lost brother.

From previous posts you might have got the impression that there was a family member shy of a family. The youngest child had mysteriously and inexplicably decided to shy away from contact with … Continue reading

June 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Unhappy Families – at least you can pick your friends – it continues.

I was all “Woe is me” recently, it’d been about 15 months since the mother died, and coming from a widely dispersed family settling the estate was proving a problem. … Continue reading

May 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Unhappy Families – at least you can pick your friends.

My mother died just over a year ago March 2011, and despite her age suddenly, and without a will. I’m from what would now be considered a large family of 8 children … Continue reading

April 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

Feeding time at the family zoo

It’s unusual for us as a family not to all eat at the time, particularly for the evening meal. It’s a habit we’ve always endeavored to maintain. Sometimes we may … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Helping them grow up – the frustrating bit

Having two children, one a boy and one a girl. and with them having diametrically opposed dispositions is making for a fractious time. The awkward  bit after teenage and before … Continue reading

March 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Testing Teeenager Times

There is a line between prevention and obstruction.

October 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

In the land of the lost

Long story long – Close friends of ours have a few domestic issues. These mainly are the youngest daughter – 15 – not getting the direct attention she needs. Lots … Continue reading

November 10, 2010 · Leave a comment

Having one of each, children that is.

Seriously I have one of each. Children that is. In many ways! Eldest is a boy, youngest therefore a girl – not rocket surgery there then Boy is a rather … Continue reading

October 14, 2009 · Leave a comment

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