Asking for help: Miscarriage Heartbreak

CW: miscarriage I’ve written this blog post a dozen times, and a dozen more in my head, thinking of what to say and how to say it.  My content/trigger warning will have given the game away somewhat, but it is so much more than any one word can describe.  Last year saw heartbreak when after 4 years of trying, we lost our baby.  We decided to chase the loss with hope, and started trying again as soon as it was medically advisable.  We were lucky and conceived quickly, in January. We counted the days.  I was super careful and wouldn’t […]

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Focus on the elderly and vulnerable: how to stay connected with friends

Having a disability can be isolating.  When I’m not well I can’t get out, and when I can’t get out I can’t socialise.  I don’t mean cocktail parties or dinner and dancing, just coffee with a friend and being able to talk with someone other than the cat.  I’m very aware of the similarities between myself and the elderly and vunerable, which is why I started writing this series.  I’m hoping that some of my ideas for staying connected with other people even when you can’t get out of the house will be helpful to others. Invite friends round.  Just […]

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My #Britmumslive Blogging Conference Roundup: Good Friends Good Times – The Chocolate and the Wine

I doubt that anyone reading this will not know about Britmums live and has probably heard so much about it. To that end I will make this short and sweet, but could not leave it unmarked.     This is me in a nutshell, so is anyone saw the above person at the above location, it was meeeee!  A retrospective hello to you!  Because that was the thing that struck me most about what was my first ever blogging conference, I spent the whole time there talking with people who I felt like I knew already after having read their […]

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After the ball was over… #britmumslive 2014 – live from London

Hey space fans!  I know I have been neglectful of late but I have a good excuse, I promise – and a note from my Mum.  The intrepid bipedal and 4 wheeled warrior (aka J and I) have been living it large in Espania, and now in London.  It feels like we haven’t seen home in a while and I hurt in places I didn’t know existed, but we have had a blast! This Friday and Saturday (today – hurrah!) was Britmums Live 2014, and I have hardly begun to process the fun, laughs, and frolics as well as the […]

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Why I love J20 at Christmas: glitter berry is here again!

Hail the glitter berry goodness – Christmas is officially here There are certain universal markers of Christmas, including the decs and gifts that arrive promptly in our shops when the clock strikes 12 on October 31st, and the twinkly light and decorations inside and outside our homes that light up the winter nights.Other things are more personal, and can range from the first bite of a mince pie, to opening the first window of the advent calender.  It is only when these things have happened that we can say it’s truly the Christmas season. One thing I enjoy about the […]

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