World Cancer Day February 4th

I think every household would benefit from purchasing one of the above key rings from Clic Sargent. It will be a reminder to us to hold on to positivity.

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”

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.

OPINIONS MATTER

It’s been awhile since I published my last blog, I have drafted it in my head several times but in keeping with the constant change in advice we are getting about keeping safe, my thoughts were conflicting each other in my head too. I felt drained mentally and found it difficult to think clearly. IContinue reading “OPINIONS MATTER”

SEEKING THE INNER STRENGTH

Good morning everyone. Thank you for visiting my blog page. This is my first blog written in the month of May. I started blogging about this pandemic as we went into lockdown at the end of March. A blog sharing my own thoughts and experiences. Blogging about this pandemic definitely wasn’t on my ‘to do’Continue reading “SEEKING THE INNER STRENGTH”

LEARNING A SKILL

It’s our first day back to home schooling and my husband has also returned to work after a well deserved Easter Break. An anxious time to be returning to work as a doctor. When he left the house, both daughters shouted out ‘Stay away from the Virus’! My daughter M aged 12, has online learningContinue reading “LEARNING A SKILL”