At Easter we made our first cross country trip! West to East! With my other half having to work it was just myself, my best friend and my two year old. On the way to our caravan park at Kessingland Beach, near Lowestoft, we noticed signs for a place called Africa Alive! Being from Northern Ireland our animal trips … Continue reading Africa Alive! A little taste of safari, perfect for our little people!
There is one thing I can honestly say I am completely rubbish at. Dieting. Believe me, when people say it all changes when you get over 40 it is true. Every bit of it. I was always one of those annoying people who could eat and drink anything and stay thin. I have never been overweight, … Continue reading Sprouts v Potatoes
Enough is enough. It is that time of year again, well to be fair the shops start promotion straight after Santa has descended with 50 million selection boxes. Easter Eggs. We have four boys between us. Everyone seems to feel the need to supply our boys with an Easter Egg. Even when they say … Continue reading The Shooting Of The Easter Bunny
It is Friday! The sun is out and Spring most certainly has sprung! After a crazy busy few days with work related deadlines, it is now Fun Time Friday! To be fair I started last night with an Indian takeaway and a bottle of wine, oh and some Mini Eggs. So today I woke up … Continue reading Spring Has Sprung!
Tonight I 'spoke' online to a young girl who was going to court to object to her child being adopted. Her child was taken from her for a variety of reasons, none of which to me seem justified, especially when I look not too far from my own door. Social Services swooped in and have decided. … Continue reading Who Do We Think We Are??
Yesterday was one of those compulsory almost-Spring days where you decide to go to a garden centre, spend £118 on pansies, plant pots, bags of soil and for our special purchase, a bird table thingy. So this morning at 7.30, Kieran was getting his wellies on as I had promised we could sort out … Continue reading We Need More Playing In The Rain
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!!
About two years ago my partners son B, was almost diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. I say almost, his assessment was finally concluded as ‘undecided’ due to two very different accounts by his parents. Recommendation was that if either parent felt the need to have him reassessed it would be prudent to wait until he … Continue reading The Darker Side of Diagnosis.
There is something to be said for lying in bed at midnight, with a glass of sauvignon blanc, a bag of Mini Eggs playing Candy Crush. In fact at that minute it really doesn’t get much better. The other day my eldest checks his passport to find out its expired. We go on holiday in … Continue reading The Little Things.
Becoming a step parent is probably one of the most difficult experiences you can have. When I first moved to England I lived with my partner Pete. He has his two kids every other weekend and on a Tuesday night. Due to his work I had started to do school pickups and drop offs and … Continue reading Other People’s Kids.