I have always hugely enjoyed the conferences and Open Days hosted by the British Stammering Association and the Scottish Stammering Network and have travelled far and wide to attend events in London, Glasgow, Cardiff and Manchester. These tend to be mainly talks, workshops etc and so the Walk’n’Talk events have got a completely different feel. … Continue reading Walk’n’Talk – 2019
Since Christmas it hasn't been easy. I had a rubbish virus in January and have since put on weight. Now, I am one of those people who don't look 'fat', but lets put it into perspective. I am now the same weight I was at nine months pregnant with my now four and a half … Continue reading Goal One #inthebag
This year I had planned to run the Manchester Marathon, for the British Stammering Association, but a bout of ill health put paid to that. So I wanted to do something but nothing kind of seemed 'enough'. Then the other day via a Facebook memory thing it popped up that it was 8 years ago … Continue reading Running all over the place….
I think I have finally cracked it. Online shopping. My life can be, and usually is a juggling act. I like to think I am pretty good at keeping all the balls in the air, but recently I noticed life was costing me a fortune. Namely my shopping bills. Admittedly I would nip into the … Continue reading Cracking The Code….
As many of you know I stammer, as does my partner and three of our kids. This is not headline news, but the fact that it still seems to be ok for people to laugh or imitate us is. Just this week I attended a medical appointment and as I stammered on my date of … Continue reading Expectations…
This time last year I was in Bulgaria. Facebook Moments has told me so. Today I am working from home after a rubbish nights sleep as my 3 year old woke up at 4.30am hearing the wind and rain and my other half snores like a freight train and gets up at 5.30am for an … Continue reading Reality Strikes…
Going back now about 6 or maybe even 7 years I took a leap and attended my first British Stammering Association conference. Now you might think that this does not sound like a bundle of laughs. You may think that even it will be a sombre affair where lots of troubled souls gather together to … Continue reading Freedom!
Bringing up two boys of my own and spending time with my partner's two boys is a lovely way to see the brotherly bonds that kick in and grow, if connected by blood or not. When I fell pregnant with Kieran, Adam was 15 and completely horrified. It was awful, he simply did not … Continue reading Brothers
Even though my bulbs have had more ice than sunshine this year so far to raise their heads, and that we seen more snow this year so far than normal I have found myself walking around the clothes stores taking in the holiday clothes and looking at the kids cute swimming shorts rather than the … Continue reading Pack Your Bags!!
Tomorrow it’s two years since my dad died. It wasn’t an easy relationship from I was 8 years old after my mum died. Looking through some pics tonight I find a pic of me, a year or two down the line and I look so sad... This is when my stammer took hold. Parents must … Continue reading Time Heals….