Category Archives: Sandwich Generation

Political Puffering and Barclays Bollocks

The wonderful JK Rowling continues her refusal to join the Rich People’s Club.  In a Gingerbread article, she says, ‘I am prouder of my years as a single mother than of any other part of my life.’  She remembers the … Continue reading

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How to Stay Young

I’ve spent the past couple of weeks in Kent, organising carers for my dad.  Even with my lovely sister doing half of the form filling and worrying (she’s worked in social services so she knows how the system works) it’s … Continue reading

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So my sister and I drove to Broadstairs to pick up our dad from a nursing home.  He’s had a small stroke, leaving him with short term memory loss and confusion, and we wanted to see if back home, into … Continue reading

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Getting Old Sucks

A few weeks ago my dad had a stroke.  I only found out because his voice was slurred at 9am.  Of course he felt ‘fine’ and wouldn’t go to the doctor, my sister had just gone abroad on a new … Continue reading

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Can we ever talk about being a working mother without ‘guilt’ or ‘failure’ popping up?

My friend and writer Stephanie Calman texted me yesterday to say she was about to go on LBC in response to Nigella’s Telegraph comment about working mothers and – guess?  The recession? The pay gap? The satisfaction of earning your … Continue reading

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I’m not Bikini Ready

In a few weeks I’m going away for a few days and not only am I not bikini ready (I wish there was a sarcasm ) – I’m leaving the inevitable wax to the last minute, to give those little … Continue reading

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How the Uterus is a Location Device – or Twat Nav

I got a message today from the lovely Gillian telling me in the nicest possible way to get orf my lazy arse and start writing again. So I am and thank you Gillian. I then spent loads of time deliberating … Continue reading

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