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The awkward truth…

Here’s the awkward truth about being a military wife, it’s lonely.  Of course in the literal sense I am alone, but in the subtle ways which you take for granted. No hugs, no kisses, no cuddling up to someone in bed or the sofa, obviously no sex, no playful fighting, no one to warm my … Continue reading

Two weeks down, too many to go…

I know this blog has focused more on the deployment recently than my writing, but I promise in the new year I’ll share the focus more evenly. It’s been two weeks tomorrow since he’s been gone.  We’ve spoke a few times and I got a beautiful Christmas present from Tiffany & Co (I wouldn’t have … Continue reading

Alone again…

Last night I watched as my hub went through check in and disappeared for at least four months. If you’ve read my previous blogs you’ll know this isn’t the first tour we’ve been through.  There has been Iraq, Afghanistan and he was on a short trip to Germany (one week); when he was re-directed to Italy … Continue reading

The pre-depolyment puzzle…

What is the pre-deployment puzzle you may be thinking well it’s: Trying to find the balance between not alienating your friends before your husband leaves on deployment, but trying to spend enough time with your husband before he leaves. It’s not an easy task, especially in the run up to Christmas.  I have roughly three … Continue reading

T-Minus 35 days and counting…

I previously mentioned I never trust the air forces deployment dates, and I was correct again. My hubs initial deployment date was May next year, then they moved it to April – with standby starting in December, and low and behold he’s off in approximately 35 days.  He came home on Monday and told me my response … Continue reading

NNWG

I’m astounded by the creativity and imaginations of my fellow writers within the nomad novelist writers group (NNWG).  We have our first weekend meet up, seven of the nine of us are going, tomorrow in Oxford. Over the past two weeks, mainly today, I’ve been critiquing 2000 words of each attendees work. I am so … Continue reading