I Won’t do What You Tell Me

So, a couple of things happened. This morning we got to the school gates early as it happens, only I didn’t realise we were early, I assumed we were late. I let my younger one straight away be taken in by the head teacher as I could see his class lining up. But my older […]

Pulp – Mis-shapes

In my music listening I am going through a bit of a Britpop revival at the moment, with mixed results (a post about it will emerge at some point…). I do remember at the time being only so/so about the whole thing, as I mostly (unfairly, I expect) associated it with the bloke-ish bravado of […]

Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler

Arthur Bryant and John May of the Met’s little-known Peculiar Crimes Unit are London’s longest-serving detectives. When a bomb claims Bryant’s life, it ends a partnership that has lasted for over half a century. I really loved the atmosphere of London in the Blitz, and the workings of the theatre, which give this book a […]

Ella Fitzgerald – Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea

My dad is visiting for a little while, forming a childcare bubble with me while the kids are on school holidays. It is blatantly clear to me that he has ADHD and that this is where I get it from. I think he has come around to this theory too. A post about this to […]

Spring chaos and a sad lack of reading

This past month I have been very slow with the blogging. I keep drafting things to post, about diagnosis, medication, being a parent with ADHD… and many more. The things I need to write about and share but can’t quite work out how to say. I then went through a general ‘what’s the purpose of […]

first night out ‘after’ by Hollie McNish

One of my discoveries during this lockdown has been the wonderful Hollie McNish. If you haven’t yet discovered Hollie please take the time to follow her on facebook or to sign up to her upcoming tour. I am going to see her (fingers crossed…) and am so excited. I also recommend listening to her read […]

Elizabeth is Missing

By Emma Healey Maud is Forgetful. She makes a cup of tea and doesn’t remember to drink it. She goes to the shops and forgets why she went. Sometimes her home is unrecognizable -or her daughter Helen seems a total stranger. But there’s one thing Maud is sure of: her friend Elizabeth is missing. The […]

REM – Half a World Away

I recently became aware that a lot of albums I love are having anniversaries (usually 30 years), which makes me feel very old, but also astonished at how I managed to be into such good music at such a young age (a coolness I was unable to sustain, I’m afraid). Maybe there was so much […]

Tori Amos – Precious Things

I am frankly disappointed in myself that I have got this far into posting songs and haven’t put any Tori Amos. She is probably my favourite solo artist and her albums Little Earthquakes and Under the Pink can be added in to that special category of ‘music that saved my life’ (and yes, the majority […]

X-Ray Spex – Let’s Submerge

That Music Mondays thing just isn’t working out for me, for fairly obvious ADHD related reasons. So, I have started my own thing where basically I try to post a song each week on whichever day I get round to it. Browsing social media one night when I should have been asleep I saw a […]


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