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singlemotherontheverge

When I started this blog I lived on a council estate in South Manchester with an avid activist. After a rather big shouting festival one evening, he left taking the organic toothpaste with him. Now I live in a communal single parent household with my son Jack. I was single for months... but now...
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I'm on the train, heading back ... by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I'm on the train, heading back from watching The Jesse Rose Trip at Kensington Roof Gardens. They were excellent. I'm sober - £6.75 a glass of wine! Super talented, attra ... Read on »
! by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Last night Nancy and I sat by the river and started planning. The theme was: What is it we need to do to lead a life in London? Nancy moved to North London some months after I ... Read on »
... by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I'm actually looking at communal living. Idris would be so proud. His work here was not wasted. And I shall end up a vegan eco-warrior after all. I've not seen Idris fo ... Read on »
.... sausage, egg, and chips by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Just returned from the doctors where I had had to take a someone with a penis problem. I can't say who, it isn't fair. But because I don't have a penis, I've no idea what ge ... Read on »
1 Day to Go... by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Oh no it's almost here..... the big three Ohhhhhh. How did that happen? And why are my friends all nudging thirty, over thirty, or stumbling towards forty? I need younger ... Read on »
2 days to go by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting In two days I will turn thirty. I am preparing for it by sitting in my dressing gown, unwashed, with spots, and a cut lip, even though it is 2.45pm. Jack is playing with his ... Read on »
2 days to go.. by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I'm on the look out for a dress to wear at my book launch party... and am going shopping... now... Read on »
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I don't feel so bad. Is that wrong? I don't feel like my whole world is about to fall to pieces, or that I am going to collapse or that my heart is broken. I don't feel anyt ... Read on »
6 weeks by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So I have about six weeks to finish the book, six weeks to find somewhere to live, and a school for Jack and move.... and the house is being decorated... and I've no cleaner ... Read on »
A Date by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I made a promise to Idris that before we hammer the final nail in the coffin that is 'our love', I'd make an attempt to join him in some of his radical activities. So o ... Read on »
A little sickness by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Occasionally my mum does the graveyard run; she visits lots of gravestones to put flowers on them. She does it in one swoop. There a fair few to visit in our family ... Read on »
A Little Thought by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Do you ever think maybe I should be loving someone else? Read on »
A pain in the neck by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So this morning I was in Costa Coffee working on my new book -- * quick aside,* the other day I was in the Portico with Emily and Nancy, writing whilst partaking of co ... Read on »
A stuck record by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting By 6.30am this morning Jack was showered, fully dressed in his uniform, and had eaten his breakfast. I know he's enjoying school - but he doesn't start until 9am. I'm findi ... Read on »
A Trip Out by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting We are careering into something similar to mania in our house. All ecstatic giggling one minute, slouched misanthropy the next. Sunday morning: "Jack, you're getting ... Read on »
A Week is a Long Time in My House by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting (Lordy what a week ... the days seem to have been going in slow motion since December 23rd. So I took a week off blogging and moped about instead.) Tuesday: Funeral Day ... Read on »
Absent Without Leave by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Idris is away cycling in France with some friends. He is on a self-planned budget holiday: he and three others will cycle everywhere and sleep under tarpaulin: not even a te ... Read on »
All Over Again by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Hello. I haven't been blogging for a while here, I've been blogging over at MumsRock, a fab'n'funky site for Mums with non of the twee loveliness of various parenting si ... Read on »
Alright then by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Now you fellow bloggers have made it hard to stop. Peer pressure... blow out of air through lips ...harrumph... I'm being a right softy aren't I? Just for your inf ... Read on »
An education by singlemotherontheverge Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting The other day I had the pleasure of minding my 7 year-old nephew because it was a teacher training day (why did this not happen during the standard holidays?). My neph ... Read on »