As it approaches Valentines Day.... This will be my dad's first anniversary since he passed away. Anyone in our family who has passed away tended to do it over the Christmas period. Not Grumpy Jimmy, he was not going to be in that wee squad. He was going it alone, and just in case we … Continue reading Done Too Soon
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
'The best laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft a-gley' When I turned 40 I had plans, quite big plans. I wanted to travel. I had stuff to do, places to go, people to see. I had joined the British Stammering Association the year before and had my confidence restored. I had attended one … Continue reading Not Quite What I Expected….
Family. Its a complicated lot. I am the only girl with three brothers. It could be worse, but it is only now we are all older do we really know each other. Now for the weepy bit. My mum died back in 1981, I was just turned eight years old. My older two brothers were … Continue reading #MOORESONTOUR
So where did this strange nickname come from? Back about ten years ago I worked in Belfast with a lovely girl, who was in love with every episode of Sex In The City and had more dresses and shoe combos that I have seen! She used to be rather impressed by my juggling act, single … Continue reading The Mum-atron