Author Archives: Vicky

About Vicky

Vicky read general arts at university. She then worked briefly in retail before slipping, largely by accident into early years teaching. Her speciality is the glittery smear somewhere between a four year olds nose and ear. She lives in a menagerie of cats, dogs and children with a husband who can't quite believe how he ended up amongst the chaos.

And relax…

Really – the world is becoming a funny place.  A few years ago – the likes of the iphone and ipad were objects of pure fantasy, lusted after by gadget-mad men while watching the latest Bond film.  Are our lives … Continue reading

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Can tiredness be a reason rather than an excuse….

The world we live in is so pampered, so privileged and so very harsh.  When did it become acceptable to view tiredness as a failure, a sign of weakness that one should just rise above?  We all race around as … Continue reading

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Do doctors ever cry?

I am lucky enough to count quite a few doctors among my close friends, and am married to one.. While this helps to fuel my fantasy that really I have a bit-part in a medical soap, I do wonder if … Continue reading

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Scared of childbirth, click here…..

Are we as a generation more afraid of childbirth than our mothers and grandmothers?  Other than the wild and woolly placenta casserole brigade – just about every woman of a child bearing age is worried, or even scared of giving … Continue reading

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What a blow…..

I spent two days last week allegedly helping run an early pregnancy research meeting.  In fact, as I have explained before, having no medical knowledge other than a penchant for American medical dramas, my role is distinctly ‘back room’.  Well, … Continue reading

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Thank you…

I spent today whizzing between two very different worlds.  One, filled with school runs, lost swimming costumes and the daily conversation about ‘why biscuits are not really suitable for breakfast – but just this once,’  (again) and the other punctuated … Continue reading

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When is a smear not a smear?

When I tell people that my speciality is smears –  there are are two distinct reactions.  Men squirm, look very uncomfortable and slightly sick, whereas women grimace but open their mental roladexes  and wonder when they last had one… Perhaps … Continue reading

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To begin at the beginning….

Perhaps in beginning this I should explain myself.  Although this is a blog predominately related to pregnancy and gynaecological issues, I am in no way medically qualified, unless having watched every episode of Greys Anatomy counts…  What I am, however, … Continue reading

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Cats and dogs

It is a quiet news days on the pregnancy front today. Which brings me to the issue of cats and dogs…. It seems I have turned into a professional bag lady, and not in the conventional sense. Small plastic sacs … Continue reading

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