Waiting for the other shoe to drop 

Etymology: A phrase born in New York during the manufacturing boom of the late 19th to early 20th centuries. Apartments were built very similar in design with the bedrooms located above and underneath one another therefore it became common experience of tenants living in these buildings to hear a neighbour removing their shoes in the … Continue reading Waiting for the other shoe to drop 



Five months ago I wrote Boomerang Kids, a post about joining the generation of young adults who have returned to living with their parents after flying the nest years before. My parents semi-retired from Nottingham (where I'd grown up) to Anglesey. I was terrified. At the time I couldn't see myself outstaying my three month hiatus here but … Continue reading Reflection