Fairy non-bio capsules. The clean scent massages my nostrils. I have decided to do this properly. Warm shower. Fresh pyjamas. Preparation complete. I tenderly lift the oversized cream cushions (for decoration purposes only!) and place them carefully on the floor.

Next step: delayering. Rolling theย checkeredย bedspread to the foot of the bed, I order myself to suppress my excitement. To lose control would ruin the moment.

There they are. Crisp and delicately fragranced. Aching muscles and bones are seconds away from mallowed bliss. I carefully fold the corner of the duvet back. This is the moment.

Go on left! In you go right! Snuggle, snuggle, snuggle. A long sniff of the pillow. A balletic glide of feet and legs between bed sheet and duvet. ย Second position, the obligatory starfish. My body melts into the mattress. Bed and I are one.

Soft lids, falling, falling, falling. Cosy loveliness blankets my skin.

Wait! No!

One lid opens. Quickly! Close it! Ignore it. Itโ€™s my imagination.

There it is again! This canโ€™t be happening. Please, no.

Denial turns to anger in a flash. Whirling from belly to my brain. The inhumanity!


I NEED TO PEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am a stay at home parent to a beautiful little girl. I am also an aspiring writer. I am currently working on a few projects; a novel that is set in Guernsey, post WWII and a children's book set in Ireland. I write two blogs; www.irenehalpinlong.com and www.hervoicefromthekitchenwindow.com. I also love to play the piano and flute (badly!) :) And I love, love, love to read, watch reality tv shows and do easy level Sudoku.

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