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The Energy Dilemma

    09/04/2024 @ 14:23

It's been a while since my last post, and for that, I owe you all an apology. I had envisioned this Easter holiday as a period of relaxation and rejuvenation. However, life, as it often does, had other plans. I want to reassure you that everything is alright. There's nothing specific or alarming that has occurred, just the cumulative weight of daily responsibilities and unexpected events that have left me feeling more drained than usual.

The Red Light Revelation

04/04/2024 @ 17:17

Today, after the harrowing near-miss that could have shattered my world, I’ve found myself enveloped in a whirlwind of emotions. The anger and shock have slowly begun to ebb, giving way to a profound appreciation for the fragility of life. As I watched Flower sleep peacefully last night, her chest rising and falling with each breath, I was struck by the sheer miracle of her existence. The incident has left an indelible mark on us - well, me anyway, since she's thankfully too young to understand what could've happened - but it has also instilled a renewed sense of purpose and determination.

The Man in the Red Car

03/04/2024 @ 20:49

Today, at approximately 18:55, my world nearly shattered into a million irrecoverable pieces. Flower and I were a mere step away from becoming another statistic, another headline, another heart-wrenching story of loss due to the reckless abandon of what is most likely a drunk driver. I have no witty quips for this blog entry. I have no cute little artwork to add this time. I'm still dealing with the anger and ebbing adrenaline.

Cleaning the House: A Never-Ending Story

03/04/2024 @ 13:18

As the self-appointed CEO of Sanitation in my household, I was fully aware that signing up for the ‘Mom of a Toddler’ gig would involve some cleaning but I was not prepared for the Herculean task that lay ahead.

Pop Goes the Eardrum

02/04/2024 @ 11:08

In the quiet of the night, when the world seems to pause and take a breath, my little Flower faced an unexpected turn. A perforated eardrum - sounds serious, doesn't it? Well, it is, and it isn't. Let me explain.

An Ode to Unfatherly Figures

01/04/2024 @ 21:08

In the world of parenting, there are superheroes, and then there are... well, let's just say, less-than-superheroes. Today, I pen a blog entry that's a tad serious, with a sprinkle of sarcasm, about the latter: a father who's more of a guest star in his daughter's life than a main cast member.

Unwrapped: March 2024

These entries recap what I've done in a month. They're just lines of data for my own amusement but if you're really interested, sure, see more. :)

Art Dump: March 2024

openCanvas, PS7, sketches, Copilot, Gencraft, pen, pencil, ink, etc. The post is very image-heavy so be wary of that before clicking "Read more"! ♡

When Life Gives You Bald Spots, Something Something Lemonade

31/03/2024 @ 21:46

A nondescript cardboard box arrives at my doorstep. Inside lies my latest acquisition: a blonde wig with dark roots. It cost a whopping £22.99 on Amazon (scandalous) - this one to be exact. Now, to those who don't know (and why would you/how could you because I haven't mentioned it before on the blog): I don’t wear wigs for fashion. I’m not some trendsetting diva or one of them young pretty influencers. I have alopecia areata, which means my hair occasionally decides to play hide-and-seek. So, here I am, unboxing my new hair substitute like a budget-conscious superhero.

The Business of Not Repeating History and the Ghosts of Parenting Past

29/03/2024 @ 23:08

Parenting is no joke... well, except for the part where it turns your life into a series of “Why did I just step on a Lego again?” moments. But when you come from a background of parent-related trauma, the stakes feel even higher. It’s like walking a tightrope while juggling fire and you know, someone’s entire future. No pressure.