‘I am in Ecdysis…’

No, I haven’t become ‘too big for my boots’ since becoming an Open University student.  I discovered the word ‘ecdysis’ today and thought how accurately that process describes how I’m feeling right now.  For those of you who are unaware of the word, it is of Greek origin and describes the process of shedding the […]

‘Abusive relationships are complicated…’

Its strange to think that when I was growing up I actually had a ‘closer’ relationship to my step-father, than my mother.  I feel the need to explain why.  You see, in between the abusive episodes, he acted relatively ‘normal’ and could be funny, caring and protective.   This was what was so upsetting for […]

‘CCCC unt …’

For as long as I can remember, this was my mothers favourite word.  She would say many others as well, but it was this one in particular.  As a child, the thing that would confuse me and make me ‘so’ angry, was her saying the words to ‘herself’!   The swearing wasn’t in context to […]