politics

White elephant – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

The zero hours contract yielded 5 hours work today. Another 50000000 hours and I might just keep the bank manager from sending me snotty letters. Just enough time left for a quick run. The light was stunning. It’s the quiet before the next storm hits. “Is it true that we are getting another storm.” “Yes Son it’s due to hit at the weekend. But this time maybe just a little less wind but much more rain.” “Great. I bet they…

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Flick the switch – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Ans so the transition begins. A transition from a happy and relaxed boy to one wracked with doubt and anxiety. School starts to flick the switch again. How many kids are going through this experience. Far Too Many. Here the school prison gates open on Monday. Son’s words not mine. So on this glorious winters day he tries to wade through the homework which was dished out before Christmas. He spent an hour trying to sketch a mirror image of…

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Waiting – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Every morning we get a scene from Hitchcock’s Birds. Hordes of feathered friends waiting for the me to get my act together. Come on it’s about time we got breakfast. Just remember what happened in The Birds. No cute Angry Birds here…. We watched Angry Birds 2 a few nights back. It’s very funny. Red and Big Terrence are my new role models. The Birds in the Hitchcock movie are just a bit too Deadpool for my liking. Everyday the…

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Pink – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Colour hanging grimly on in Yorkshire. This is an oasis surrounded by unremitting greyness. Truly dreadful weather day. The wind has been blowing horizontal rain at the back door all day. Currently on the third towel trying to keep the utility room dry. It’s a bit of a losing battle. Let’s hope it’s the only losing battle today. I went to vote straight after the morning’s school run. Let’s leave it as that. Tomorrow will either be a hopeful post…

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Election Fever – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Feels more like Frank Herberts Dune than Yorkshire today. We are a week away from our countries latest election. I don’t know why we bother having a vote as the media are all screaming at the public to vote for Boris Johnson. A pack of media hounds trying to rip to shreds the Opposition Leaders. Yet the hardest scrutiny Johnson has faced seems to have been how he makes a cream scone. Strangely no mention of the lies, the alleged…

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The Huddle – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Now that’s how you do a huddle. HU DD LE Spelling has never been one of my specialities. So not a lot of help to a dyslexic son trying to memorise 15 words in the hope of getting at least 10 correct to avoid a school punishment. Now that’s a way to spend a Sunday. The approach Son has gone for is to break the words up into little words and the try to do a memory photograph of each…

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More rain – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

And still it rains. And rains. And rains. And still it rains at school. French Homework is to complete a crossword. A French Crossword. Marks will be deducted for incorrect spellings. Dad I can’t even do a crossword in English never mind French. I can remember the sounds but I can’t spell the words. The Teacher knows this but just says I have to try harder. And we have more… Drama Homework is to complete an acting related Word Search…

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A very long time – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

I believe Marygate Landing was built in 1324. In all though years it’s seen many many things. So many passing boats. So many passing souls. And I understand as many as 4 sunny days in 785 years. Another day and another drenching. So in the end it’s been a complete weekend lockdown. An attempt to soothe the raging anxiety which school and modern life creates in someone so young. Someone with Aspergers and Dyslexia who doesn’t in to the current…

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Obelisk – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

The Obelisk at Castle Howard. It is over 300 years old and is 24m tall. It has the following inscription VIRTUTIS ET FORTUNAEJOHANNIS MARLBURIAE DUCISPATRIAE ET EUROPAEQUE DEFENSORISHOC SAXUMADMIRATIONI AC FAME SACRUMCAROLUS COMES CARLIOL POSUITANNO DOMINIMDCCXIV I think my translation is pretty accurate. Virtually everyday is wet here. If you have the misfortune to come here you will need three jumpers, extra thick wooly socks and two umbrellas. I could have been built somewhere warm and dry like Rome but…

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Respite from the deluge – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Torrential rain for the last 24 hours. But so in need of a run to clear my head. Head to the woods for a bet of shelter. Unbelievably the rain stopped to give a brief respite from the deluge. Sadly no respite from the school madness. Not even in Drama. DRAMA!! The subject assessment tests reflect Government policy on teaching and testing. Students are required to write the Drama Term and it’s meaning. Correct spellings must be learnt. Tableaux –…

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