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To be continued…

      Hello you!   Long time, no see!   How you doing?   I’ve got a spare five minutes (it was a toss up – either talk to you or start tackling the ironing before I have to … Continue reading

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The 10 Year Challenge

I’ve noticed these 10-year challenge things floating around on the interweb recently and thought I’d use a similar theme for a blog post. However, mine won’t be a “Ooh, look at us! weren’t we fabulously glamorous then…and we haven’t changed … Continue reading

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Five years

  Blimey!   Has it been five years since I took a deep intake of breath and pressed the publish button?   Why, yes, I believe it has!   I have exhaled since then, honest!…probably disappointing a few people along … Continue reading

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Terms and Conditions

Or, otherwise entitled…   PACT-G     Once upon a time; many, many moons ago, my parents bought me a piano.  It lived in my fathers study and alongside the weekly piano lessons, I was advised that I was expected … Continue reading

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Cringe!

Or, otherwise entitled… Fish, chip and ketchup confetti   I’ve said it many times (and I’ll undoubtedly keep on saying it!)…parenting can be hard.  Really hard. Add into the mix some additional needs and your parenting role gets a WHOLE … Continue reading

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Invisible child

This needed to be written today.  I’ve no idea why.  Hope it makes sense.  Here goes: A client A case A patient A statistic A budget A diagnosis A Service user A name on a database   And to some, … Continue reading

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Let that sink in

There’s a Facebook post that seems to have been doing the rounds recently.  I can’t recall word for word, but it goes something like: Remember how hard it was caring for a newborn?  Many parents of kids with additional needs … Continue reading

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Alpacalicious!

There isn’t much opportunity for the residents of Broccoli HQ to do anything spontaneous these days. Well, discounting stuff like spontaneously falling down, impulsively throwing yourself backwards with your eyes closed, biting and other generally hazardous shenanigans (btw, I’m referring … Continue reading

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50 – grenades and glitter

  “Well, can I just say, you don’t look 49” she said. “Why thank you very much” I replied, whilst standing in front of her, completely naked from the waist up. (Fear not gentle reader, you HAVE clicked on the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Hannah – 2018

Hello Tiger, Mummy’s been a bit lackadaisical on here, so I thought I’d write you a blog post, because – as if you didn’t know already – you’ve had another birthday.   Hope you don’t mind me sharing this with everyone … Continue reading

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