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
Now this running lark is still happening. Yes, I am still at it. Mostly down to the great bunch of people at RunMiddlewich. It gets me a bit of time to myself, keeps me from hitting the size of a small elephant and keeps me up to date with all going on around town. Oh … Continue reading R.E.D. January….a great idea they said, and it is!
'Congratulations and the warmest of welcomes! You’re now a member of Slimming World Online – and your three month membership starts right here!' Ok the deed is done. Signed up, paid the bucks now time to check this out... So tonight I get to enjoy cooking again. I have always loved to cook but over … Continue reading Day 2….and we are off!!
I am sitting here at 11pm wondering wether or not to give this Slimming World lark a go. I need to shed a stone, maybe two. But I also need to change my habits. I am bad. I am a late night eater, I love coleslaw, my weekend cooked breakfasts and I don't do Diet … Continue reading Day One (can you feel the determination??..it’s in there somewhere)!!
This week, my three year old has had to stay home as he had managed to get a particularly bad dose of Hand Foot and Mouth Disease. It started at the end of last week so over the weekend the worst of it presented. He was quite poorly on Monday this week so obviously it … Continue reading Are We There Yet?
When you are about to return to work after having a baby the search for childcare can be one of the most daunting experiences. Do you go nursery or childminder? Do you try somewhere close to home or work? Do you get a minder to look after your little one in your own home or … Continue reading Finding Gold.
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??
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.
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.