Month: November 2014

Fake it till you make it

I’ve mentioned before how we love music in our family and we all dabble a bit here and there.  Miss Dee plays two instruments and about a year ago we discovered she has a lovely voice.  The discovery came about because I decided, against all odds, that I would learn to sing (you would know…

Is it you or is it me?

We all have our moments.  But our teens seem to get them more often.  Sometimes it appears we get attitude galore for no good reason.  There is a reason, however, and I call it: ‘the hijacking amygdala’. The theory goes that as teen’s brains develop, some connections are discarded and others are strengthened.  The brain…

Spoilt Rich Kid

Of all the put downs her so-called friends could have come up with, “spoilt rich kid” was not one I had at the foremost in my mind.  In fact, it didn’t even make it to the top 50. So I guess my bursting out laughing when I heard that’s what one of them told her,…

The family tree

Miss Dee recently spent a weekend with her grandma.  If you are wondering what a thirteen year old and a seventy year old could do for a whole weekend, I can tell you:  researching the family tree.  Luckily for Miss Dee, the task was made easier because a cousin of grandma’s had spent five years…

Truth is beauty

The only person who used to tell me I was beautiful was my mum.  I knew she was wrong as clearly as I understood she meant it.  Mum loved me and so to her I was beautiful.  I grew up thinking I was ugly – and really, when you are too pale and too thin…