I am a very sweaty, unfit and forgetful 52 or 53 year old woman living and working in South East London. Once, I had both a half decent body and mind, both have now seen better days. The spirit persists, driftily determined, although even that has taken something of a battering over the last few years.
Adoptive parenthood, though not without massive joy and advantage, has been a big shock. My husband, The Wave and my would-be teenage children Blueboy (9) and Doodiegirl (8) suffer my cheerful uselessness with remarkable fortitude, as do my friends and colleagues. I blunder through my work at a local primary school, hoping to make something of a difference.
I am hoping too that this blog will develop what little is left of my ag(e)ing brain, kickstart my life into rearguard action, restore my faith in myself and offer my friends and family, should they stumble upon it, yet another chance to come to terms with my incompetence, understand and forgive me. xxx