S & M - that's us - Steve and Meg.
If you have come to this page because you saw the title "S&M" and were expecting to read details of our interest in kinky sex, you are going to be disappointed (or possibly relieved). I am sorry to have to tell you that we are not into sadism, or, for that matter, masochism. The closest we have ever come to either was the time that, during an amorous exchange, a cup of hot coffee fell from a hi-fi speaker next to the bed, dampening the mood somewhat, as well as causing mild scalding. This incident did not create an interest in the juxtaposition of pain and pleasure, it just created a few blisters, and a stain on the mattress.
I suppose we could have called ourselves M&S, but here in the UK there is a well-know department store with that name already. It is usually associated with middle-aged women's underwear - is that something we want to be associated with? No.
S&M it is then.
An Englishman living in a small town in the South West UK.
A financial mathematician by profession, but not as boring as you might presume.
Steve's beautiful wife.
A nurse, currently working part time at a local school, but hoping one day to train as a midwife.
Look! There we are! I'm not going to lie to you, it's an old photo. It was taken BC. Just look at how slim and good looking we both are. Look at the air of confidence about us, the confidence that the future holds nothing but good things for us. Ha! Smug fools! It serves you right.
Our son Jamie was born two years later, with Downs Syndrome. He's adorable. We love him dearly, but there have been, shall we say, difficulties. Many difficulties.
We have decided to write this blog as a form of therapy more than anything else. We are not really expecting many people to read it, but if they do, that's fine too.
We think there are enough websites and self help books out there that offer advice on coping mechanisms and how to claim benefits. We're not a support group. We're just ... oh, I don't know ... why not?