Hi to everyone, I don't know really how to introduce myself but still want to be in contact with this site, as it has given me such a good advise in the past.

I'm a single parent of a 12 year old daughter. We live in south London since 2010 as we are originally from Mallorca.

I've been working since then but unfortunatelly I have fallen ill and need to start a very strong treatment that i'm dreading as I know I be drained so being alone with a child to take care of will be a challange. Hopefully everything will work out just fine.

Apart from that, we are very happy here in London, and though I miss the sun and the beach every now and then, I'm certain that I made the right decision to move over to the Uk, my sister is married to an English "gentleman" and I'm happy to be close to the family. Now just been added with a newcome, my beautifull niece. 

I'm loving the british education my daughter is getting (i'm originally swedish, a bit complicated I know) so I wanted a north europeen schooling for my daughter similar to the one i got and it is want she is receiving. British are well know for your well manors and discipline so I am well happy to see the result on my daughter. Every time I hear her say Thank you to the bus driver, I can't help smiling to myself, it's brilliant.

I'm living alone with my daughter, I'm becoming 42!!! in December igghhh...but the good thing about being single, is that my free time I spend to care about my self instead of watching football match on a Sunday, i do my nails or go to the gym..sometimes it's lonely, but i guess this is my life.

well, that's a bit about myself..thanks for being out there somewhere....


best regards and wishes to all of you 


Posted on: September 12, 2013 - 4:55pm
Parenting specialist DoppleMe

Hello and welcome along (again!)

I am sorry to hear that you are not well and sincerely hope your treatment will not be too difficult and will make you well once more.

If you want to have a look at a thread about the positive side of single parenthood then just click here

Posted on: September 12, 2013 - 6:47pm

Parenting specialist DoppleMe

Hi JesandK, hi from me too!

It sounds as though you have made some huges changes in your life and I am pleased to see that they have been positive for both you and your daughter.

Sorry to hear that you are contending with an illness, how is your daughter coping with mummy being poorly?

I look forward to chatting more, we are always here for you Smile

Posted on: September 13, 2013 - 4:38pm


Wow Louise!! 

You remember this is the second time i kind of become a incredible..thanks for well wishes...haven't started treatment just yet, and I'm feeling really good at the moment. I try to focus on possitive things, as I admit I've been a crazy party animal most of my life, I now enjoy baking cupcakes on Sunday with my daughter or go to local swimming pool feeding ducks at the park we have behind the house and things i didn't take notice of before.

So i'm feeling very happy.

i will keep in touch as i'm happy of finding you,

best regards

Posted on: September 14, 2013 - 12:51am



and thaks for reply. I haven't started treatment yet so at the moment she is not aware, neither am i to be honest, i am just being advised by GP, but as i said to Louise for the time being i'm enjoying simple things life offers and didn't see before. And that makes her happy, not that i never been a bad mum, but whenever she was not around i would go out as entertaiment for me, and that would have me tired or in a constant teenage life. now i left that behind is like being reborn again, and sometimes i wish i could start again with daughter as a baby. Time can not go back so i'm taking every minute to spend and share with her and only with her. No wishes of finding a partner until ...she gets married ha ha ha..I don't want to share myself, she deserves every second i can offer. so very very happy for the last 4 years and this last 2 even better.

very happy to have found you all, so happy

best best regards,


Posted on: September 14, 2013 - 12:58am

Parenting specialist DoppleMe

Hello again, it sounds as if you have got you head round parenthood bigstyle! Your daughter is 12 and she is old enough to understand that you won't be too well during your treatment, explain it to her but reassure her that you are doing it so you can get properly better.

Posted on: September 14, 2013 - 9:27am


Hi Jesandk

I hope you will have support during your treatment from your family.  

I hope you have a good weekend with your daughter.  My dauther's into making cup cakes, but is now back at College with a load of work to do already, so I can't see any being made here for a while

Posted on: September 14, 2013 - 10:22am


ha ha has just started high school so still plenty of time to make both my belly and my back


Posted on: September 14, 2013 - 4:24pm


Thanks Louise, you are big support, well all of you. x

Posted on: September 14, 2013 - 4:26pm