In this bittersweet collection of daily moments of pleasure, conflict and disappointment, Liz delves into everything from an agonisingly slow shopper, to falling in and out of love. Her wry wit and honest observations cast a poignant light on all the big and small things that make up everyday life.Endlessly entertaining and approachable, We All Have Our Moments is a book for those who love verse, and for those who normally wouldn't.
Liz Cowley's first collection was described by Joanna Lumley as 'witty, straight from the heart' and was put on the stage in Dublin and London. Her most recent books capture moments in gardening, Outside in My Dressing Gown (2013) and Gardening in Slippers (2015).
Axe 6'It's So Easy! 7A Chipped Vase 8In a Caff 9Forgive Me! 11Sssshhh! 12Time to Kill 13'Fancy Joining Us at the Pub?' 14One Thing I'll Never Do in a Bedroom 15Why Do We Put Up with It? 16Gossip 18The Word 'Uni' 19Fairy Liquid 20The Carpenter's Shop 21At a Charity Ball 23At a Dinner Party 23MOMENTS IN LOVE'To Fall in Love' 26Mismatch 27The Moment She Told You 28The Moment You Met 30To Flee or Not to Flee? 31Listening to a Friend 32Meeting a New Chap 33A Moment at the Christmas Tree 34Suddenly in a Cathedral 35MOMENTS IN MARRIAGESToo Much Planning 37The Moment She Changed 38Recipe 38Separate Moments 39Moments in Bed 40The Curse of Capability 41Danger 42A Second Marriage 43Advice in a 1960s Women's Magazine 44(FE)MALE MOMENTS'That's Not How I'd Have Done It' 47The Romantic 47Why Can't You Do It? 48'I Wish that You Would Sometimes Make the Bed.' 49Christmas Presents 50When Men Are Ill 50Control Freak 51Switch Off 52MOMENTS AT WORKA Note on the Office Drinks Dispenser 55Office Bonding Days 56The Moment I Knew I Couldn't Do It 56A Presentation 57 Day of Reckoning 58The Pitch 59The Chairman's Wife 60The Moment She Blew It 60'It's Come to My Knowledge that You're a Practising Homosexual 61Roses 63Jim Slattery Arrives Late for Work 64A Pass 65You're Fired! 66About to Resign 67The Chairman's Last Day 68Mother of the Brand 70The Copywriter's Responsibility 70'What Do You Do in Life?' 71MOMENTS OF ANGER AND REGRETMy Confirmation Day 75Temper, Temper 75A Moment I'll Never Forget 76Why Do Teenagers Get So Angry? 77Boys 78The Moment I Won, and Lost 79If 80Accusation 82Oui, je regrette beaucoup 83If Only I'd Been to a Different Boarding School 84First Steps 89For Gerry 90MOMENTS OF RECKONINGFriends to Stay 93Female Logic 94Male Logic 95You're Only as Happy as Your Least Happy Child 95Just One Remark Can Do It 96'Cockerel-Pecked' 97ASDA Moment 97Guilt 98'You're Drinking Too Much' 99Overheard at a Party 100A Flop 100Wake-Up Moment 102You Knew, Deep Down, the End Was Near. 103MOMENTS OF DEPRESSIONThe Black Dog 106Shame on Me 106An Instant Lift 107Psychiatrists 108Sad 109Spring at Last 110AGE MOMENTSThe House Extension 112Suddenly One Monday 113The Other Side of the Coin 114Rose-Tinted Glasses 116'Keeping Busy, Are You?' 116Autumn Years 117The Mirror 118Looking at Faces 118Moments in a Wheelchair 119Invisible 121FINAL MOMENTSMy Mother's Death 124The Funeral 125The Play 125A Happy Ending 126We All Have Our Moments 127