Mum had gone away for the weekend, Nan was ill. I coped with having to look after both households and family but my schoolwork was suffering as a result, and I was using LJ to vent, being upset with how much was being forced on me.
I'd just found out about Toby Slater and his website, tobyslater.com, hence the subject line. A nice bit of lyricism from the song "The Next Life".
I was quite timid about life at this stage of things, starting to live in solitude from fears at school and mum's mid-life crisis compounding on my shoulders, which weren't strong enough to deal with both at the time.