Celebrating a Community Teacher and Volunteer-Fiona’s Story

Imagine a beach, we’re all just little pebbles doing our best in life and being inspired by some of the big rocks that we see out there. Let’s together as a society do all that we can to make life as special as we can for all the pebbles out there on life’s beach

Happy Mother’s Day-Celebrating Motherhood -Jo’s Story

‘I am also optimistic about we have gained and learned. We have definitely become even closer as a family unit than we were before, and we’ve shared experiences with each other/family/friends that we never would have, had it not been for a pandemic! ‘

Reflections and Hope

As the sun shines today, it reminds me spring is just around the corner. In the UK we have experienced snow, rain, storms and sun this February. A typical British weather experience, I hear you say. Coincidentally, the extremes of weather we have had in February also reflects what the pandemic has brought so farContinue reading “Reflections and Hope”

How are you using your Direct Payments during this Covid 19 pandemic?

‘There are many changes introduced by the government on how individuals can use their direct payments. ‘Flexibility’ is a key change.. ‘ READ THE FULL BLOG HERE #directpayments #covid19 #disability #elderly #vulnerable #extremelyvulnerable #familylife #familyblog #personalassistants #carers #downsyndrome #vaccine

Happy 2021!

Happy New Year to you all. As I think about what I can achieve in 2021, I reflect on what 2020 brought into my life. I started this blog in March 2020 and published my first book, ‘Our Family’s Journey Through Disability and Cancer’ in October 2020. I also started a new job and enjoyedContinue reading “Happy 2021!”

A Very Covid Christmas

‘Christmas is Coming’! ‘It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas’. These are the songs that often echo in my head as I am wrapping presents and decorating the house leading up to Christmas. This year the songs that echo in my head are, ‘All I want for Christmas’ and ‘Driving home for Christmas’. IContinue reading “A Very Covid Christmas”

BBC Radio Sheffield

I am pleased to say that BBC Radio Sheffield will be interviewing me tomorrow morning, 28th October at 07 50 UK time. This is the link for the live interview and you can also listen on catch up. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08v4mdk Thank you to everyone who has purchased my book. I appreciate all the feedback I haveContinue reading “BBC Radio Sheffield”

‘Our Family’s Journey Through Disability and Cancer’ Is Available to Order NOW!

I am glad to say today is the day my book is officially published as a print and ebook. It’s a book that was written to help those going through challenging times in their lives. 2020 has been a testing time for all of us as we live through Covid 19. We will probably stillContinue reading “‘Our Family’s Journey Through Disability and Cancer’ Is Available to Order NOW!”

A ‘Different’ Journey

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. I write this post in the city where my daughter Kirsty who has Down Syndrome was born in 2001. She was 5 months old when we left London. We haven’t lived here for almost 19 years but have continued to visit family or attend modelling events and auditions severalContinue reading “A ‘Different’ Journey”

AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

My first book ‘Our Family’s Journey Through Disability and Cancer’, will be released in October 2020.Monies from sales will be donated to @CLIC_Sargent and @DSAInfo.My blog today gives you more information about the book and why I have written it.#leukaemia #teenagecancer #downsyndrome #specialneeds #disability #family #familyblog #charities #clicsargent #downsyndromeassociation #acutelymphoblasticleaukaemia #covid19 #coronavirus #pandemic #2020 #september #childhoodcancerawareness #cancercharities #newauthor #author #newbook #amazon #ingramspark

MOTHERHOOD

I complete this article on #BlackTuesday 2nd June 2020. My mind is so troubled and heart is so heavy with sadness of the death of George Flloyd and the handling of this case by the American Police and the American Government. Racism is rife in the 21st century and not just in America. A lot of the times it is hidden and subtle, making it difficult to prove it has happened. At a time like this we as human beings, no matter what colour, need to step up, question and make efforts to stop this horrible, sad and shocking crime. A crime that has gone on for far too long. If anger and sadness is not expressed, we will not be any further forward to supressing racism. There is never a reason to be racist. Racism has been discussed openly in our household. Acceptance of one another is a crucial quality we can instill in our children.