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….
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!
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 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!
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
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??
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.