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The season for arachnids. Autumn 2016

by ermentrude

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November 30, 2016

Nojomo 30. We've made it!

Every year I reach this point and I’m glad that November only has 30 days! Tonight I’m going out with a friend to celebrate both our birthdays - hers was October but she’s had problems with her t...


November 29, 2016

Nojomo 29...

It’s end-of-Nojomo eve, the one before the last, the penultimate… I’ve been ordering advent calendar bits and bobs with a little disappointment. Firstly, the printer ink refills I ordered seemed ...


They would never admit it; I’m so boring, so embarrassing yet, when at home, they hover around me, if i go upstairs they drift up there, when I go downstairs they drift down there. The conservato...


We’ve actually done fun and interesting things today! I kid you not 👏😨 It started without an alarm but was still a run day nonetheless 🏃 - today was a 13km day - I love Sunday runs because I see ...


November 26, 2016

Nojomo 26. Shopping alone...

I was asked to reveal all, to gush profusely about my morning of shopping, solo.... I had a lovely morning despite the tortoiseshell cat, Amba, whinging from 5:30am to be let into L’s room. Aagh!...


November 25, 2016

Nojomo 25. Panic

My alarm went off at 4:45am today which can only mean one thing - it’s a run day. I don’t need any looks of gobsmackedness, or anything, it’s what I do to get the runs slotted into my life. So I ...


November 24, 2016

Nojomo 24

Is that time of November, when Nojomo really starts to limp. I mean, how can there be anything that interesting to write about every day! On the day that my tendency to helicopter parent was me...


November 23, 2016

Nojomo 23.

Gah, I had a plan for an entry earlier but I don’t remember at all what it was going to be about. Ah well! I ran this morning - 5km including 1.5km fartlek (stop sniggering, that’s Swedish for s...


November 22, 2016

Nojomo 22.

Day 2 of being on the sofa. Today I’ve sorted out the big pile of post that’s been collecting for the past several months… Most of it went into the recycling, I’ve got a couple of Medicins Sans F...


November 21, 2016

Nojomo 21

I’m at home with a dodgy tummy. Not really sure why, I don’t have a temperature just, well you know, my visit to the loo was quicker than it should have been! I’m taking advantage and using it a...


November 20, 2016

Nojomo 20. Birthday plans

It’s one of those rare years - my birthday will land on a weekend! Sadly, because of the leap year, it’s going to be a while before it happens again however in exactly two weeks time I’ll be cele...


I think that one of the issues with having anxiety but not wanting people to know is that, when you’re away with school for a week, you store all those little anxieties up for your mum to deal wi...


Just passing the time until the return of the prodigal coach… Well, the one carrying the vast majority of our year six kids home from Wales. Muddy, tired, hungry, grumpy. Yes I’m sure they’ll be ...


November 17, 2016

Surveyage

Is there anybody you just wish would fall off the planet? There are many, many politicians. Despite being a pacifist, seeing two politicians really makes me want to punch them. Of course, being a...


Tonight is the last night that T will be away. This week has been lovely, L has blossomed, and I’m seeing the L I used to know. The one who isn’t scared of being teased and punched. She’s even co...


Wednesdays are a double whammy day, running and swimming. 🏃 🏊. This morning, at crack o’ sparrows fart, was THE BOMB. I just let fly, went for it. Legged it around the 5k course I’d set for mysel...


November 15, 2016

Nojomo 15. Uneventful day...

And there is the most scintillating title ever! Not a lot happened… We had a quiet day. But on Friday we’re all wearing spotty clothes to school for Children in Need and I really wanted some of ...


Five days of freedom… How mean is that? Oh… You don’t know what I’m talking about? Our school have residential trips for every year group from year 3 to year 6. Their first one is for one night,...


November 13, 2016

Nojomo 13. Gutted

In about five weeks I will reach my 25th anniversary of driving. That’s a quarter of a century since I passed my driving test. Last night I received a hand delivered letter from the police. Duri...


November 11, 2016

Nojomo 11. It's Friday.

It’s Friday. The end of a tough week at work. It’s Friday. I ran today, after a couple of weeks with dodgy asthma. It’s Friday. I’m being a bit grumpy with the kids. It’s Friday. I’m the only on...


November 10, 2016

Nojomo 10.

Rich is home! Both girls ran up and hugged him. I’m just happy. Oreo, the cat, is in heaven, he’s her favourite and no one else will do 😀


It’s my dad’s birthday today. He’s 75 and I am incredibly lucky to have had my parents. Such amazing people who guided me towards an open and accepting adulthood. I didn’t send my dad a card, I’m...


November 08, 2016

Nojomo 7. Cold

Children’s books suggest that the weather gradually warms up through spring, stays warm during summer and then cools down over Autumn, ready for the chill of winter. But… The reality is that the...


November 06, 2016

Nojomo 7. Girly fun

I wrote this on Sunday night to post on monday morning so it’s written about Sunday morning 😀 R is spending the week at his mum’s house; she’s just come out of hospital following the second part ...


November 06, 2016

Nojomo 6. Fireworks

Usually our school puts on an amazing firework display on 5th November, but this year nothing has happened. I guess this is down to our PTA being a bit shit right now - we’ve had discos and cake ...


Book Description

As summer melts into Autumn, spiders take control of the garden, brown and gold with delicate markings, stringing their silken homes across my garden, hoping to catch the last of the summer prey. So still they sit; eyes, all eight, watching. Unblinking.

Oh to have the patience of a spider.