Tips for Stepfathers -part 2

Not one thing I read about step parenting was positive. Not one. Each book, article, blog, and .column warned of  humungous challenges, clashes of biblical proportion between step-fathers and teenagers, and general doom and destruction. In August 2008 I appeared to be steering my kids and my Englishman towards familial armageddon. It’s been more than…


The best laid plans

My Englishman is working 20 out of 24 hours to be able to get on the plane. He amused me when he tried to say that I hadn’t organised our holiday, that I was indecisive. Pah! I have organised it. I’ve booked cars, planes and trains. I’ve booked rooms and tours and booked us in…


Milk and two sugars love

The Chief Reporter leant over the desk, his face florid with frustration. ‘But isn’t that an engagement ring?’ he demanded of my 19 year old self. ‘Yes. So?’ I was young and insouciant. ‘You’ll just run off and get married and have babies after we’ve invested all that time in training you.’ I gathered I…

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