January 30, 2018

It’s oh so quiet…

My insomnia is well-documented, and Uborka has a good number of insomniacs on what would once have been called its blogroll. Owing to lack of sleep, I can’t describe the history of my sleeplessness, but I do know it got … Continue reading

November 25, 2014

Sleep like a baby

Like so many of the Uborka crowd, sleep is a subject dear to my heart. As a lifelong insomniac (with occasional breaks), as the mother of a child who didn’t sleep through the night until the age of 5, as … Continue reading

April 10, 2014


Tell me about your insomnia. Back end of last year, I thought I was cured forever. Turns out I was only cured until Christmas. Last night I was still awake at 3am, which made my 6am wake-up call from the … Continue reading

October 25, 2013

Featherbed of cocktails

Today’s drinks are being served in the Beds & Bedding section of a large department store, where the staff are skulking, embarrassed, near the till. They have asked us to get our feet off the beds, and stop drinking in … Continue reading

June 24, 2013

Perchance to Dream

Over the last seven years I may have mentioned sleep a couple of times. My difficulty in getting to sleep precedes parenthood, and appears to be a genetic thing, despite having a very different parenting style from my mother, Bernard … Continue reading