The struggle of being a parent to a teenager is a long documented one: the slammed doors, the wild mood swings, the homework meltdowns, the arguments, and the realisation your once little darling is growing parts that are turning them from sweet to something distinctly more sexual.
It's not inconceivable to end up at a charity event, on a boat, sat opposite three men who you've been on a date with. It might seem like bad luck but at least you're on a boat because then you have the choice to either throw them, or yourself, off it. So, despite what others might say, we do have options.
Anyone with a vested interest in rock music or journalism, or even, God forbid, the product of a sordid union between the two, will know who Mick Wall is. He made his name on Sounds magazine in the late 70's, wrote for Kerrang! throughout the 80's heyday of heavy metal, and was a founding editor of Classic Rock in the 90s.
Do you remember the Bay City Rollers, Look-In magazine and the ...
Zygote Poems is in-scripted to my daughter Emmeline, and one day, if she chooses to, she can read it. If and when she does, I will be there to guide her through the poems, just as I guided myself through writing them, and just as we all guided each other through the first year of her life.