Category Misc adoption

Of course we’re not symmetrical. But read on.

Most parents don’t choose their children.
Because I adopted, I had that privilege. Read on to find out how I made that choice.


And the walls came tumbling down

Crash, bang, wallop. J is showing signs of distress. “I don’t like this, mum”. In the middle of the room we are creating a precarious pile of his worldly possessions. J is moving rapidly, wrenching posters down, yanking drawers from under his bed. He is grim. Dust swirls around us. I turn my back and […]

Keeping time

I am my parents’ first child. I have been a mother for one sixth of my life. I have had 16 homes. I have worked in four countries and had 11 employers. I shared my birthday with my great Oncle Jacques. I think of my mother every day. My son is 15 and my father […]

Secret Santa: Buzzbee’s 25 reasons to love December

So….. This week I am introducing my very special (and first ever) Guest Blogger, brought to you by the wonderful Secret Santa initiative from The Adoption Social and their fabulous Weekly Adoption Shout Out ….. Honeymummy, believe it or not, has only recently recovered from organising an amazing Adoption party, and is now throwing heart […]

Never too late?

Or is it? This is my pre-Christmas contribution to Weekly Adoption Shout Out #WASO 47. I’m one of those people who starts their Christmas shopping a week before the day, so you can imagine my state of mind right now. I contributed to #WASO 46 last week on the theme of Rejection. What happened next […]

Juan Munoz: the feeling of loneliness

Juan Munoz’s work, if you don’t know it already, often features slightly smaller than full size sculpted human figures, sited singly and in groups, and made from bronze or resin. I think I first came across his work at Tate Modern in London in 2008, and Many Times (1999) in particular made a huge impression. […]


Putting up barriers against the outside world is very easy…. Taking them down isn’t.