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….
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…
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!
When I moved to Middlewich, a lovely town in Cheshire, last year, I found it was surrounded by canals and as it turns out great places to run. Now, I like the idea of running, it's just I am not too fussed on the reality of it. I find it boring as hell. If I … Continue reading Get Running!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-17331638 Sunday and I am feeling good!! The above link from the BBC was five years ago today!! The BBC gave us a great opportunity to plug our new support group...The British Stammering Association really helped me get back on track. I've now moved country, got a fab new job and am running this morning … Continue reading Facing the fear and doing it anyways!!
The changes in technology over the years has made life for people who stammer a whole lot easier, but at what cost? How many of us of an older generation pretty much never used the ‘house phone’? With the fact now that pretty much every person over the age of 10 has a mobile phone, … Continue reading App-arently it’s a good thing….
I stammer. Sometimes hardly ever. Sometimes lots. I wrote the following blog after giving a speech at the House of Commons at the Employers Stammering Network event supported by the British Stammering Association. It was posted previously on a great website Intandem http://intandem.co.uk My stammering is my natural pattern of speech, and having … Continue reading My Sunflower Speech
Kids can be so cruel without knowing. Today I weep for a little 6 year old boy who stammers. His mum wrote on a support group site some time ago. He was speaking out in class and got stuck on his words, normally he is fine but it is coming up to his birthday and … Continue reading Some Teachers Just Get It Right