“My First Night with Leukaemia” – A Guest Post from my Golden-Haloed Sibling

    Friday the 13th proved itself a bugger this month. Never one for being overly – or even slightly superstitious – it wasn’t until a couple of days later that I realised the irony of the phone call I received late that evening. I was freshly out of the shower when Mike and Cait… Read More

Large Families and Chicken Pox: The Kids Aren’t Happy

  There have been varying degrees of illness for the last six weeks. Yes, six weeks. As soon as one child recovered, another came down with something-or-other. Then two weeks ago this happened:     Eddie came to the breakfast table sporting a red, spotty number. Chicken pox. I incorrectly worked out that eight of… Read More