A Different Swim

Have wetsuit will travel! It came with me on our trip back to my parent’s Essex home just in case I fancied more than a paddle in the Thames Estuary. My journey brought me to Thorpe Bay at high tide…

Zoltar

We are in Southend-on-Sea, my childhood town visiting my parents for the first time in over a year. A trip to see Zoltar, the creepy fortune teller out who lives outside an amusement age on the Golden Mile, is a…

Buying in Bulk

Just before the start of the first COVID-19 lockdown we panic bought flour. I’ll make a feeble excuse and say that we weren’t jumping on the baking bandwagon. Hot Stuff and I have been making our own bread for years.…

Slippers

Financially, the spell of single motherhood wasn’t always easy. Living on one salary, running a home and bringing up a child alone was a squeeze. But I’ve come to a turning point in my life where I can have pretty…

Rent

Now my son Louis is of age, working and still living at home I’m asking him to pay rent. After all he’s been sponging off me for the last eighteen years. Did I say that out loud? What I meant…