Tag Archives: Childhood

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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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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40 something sleeps

So, that’s it for another academic year in the UK. The summer holidays have commenced! And there’s no doubt there will have been lots of mascara run today and tissues crumpled as children leave to commence their next journey onto … Continue reading

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For New Parents

  Oooh, hello! You found us…yay! You know what?…I’m SO pleased you did! Now, just so you know, I didn’t know what to call this post.  So the title (For New Parents) might not be too accurate as some of … Continue reading

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STOP!

    I need to try and get up shortly, make myself look almost human, but hop in for a minute, let’s have a chat *pats duvet in inviting manner and moves over*.  Oh sorry *gathers mountain of tissues (ew!)…and … Continue reading

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If I told you what the title is, you’d never read on…

  Happy New Year my lovelies!   I hope this year is a happy, healthy one for you all.   For our first post of the year – and to celebrate our blogs fourth birthday (woo hoo, yay, go us!) … Continue reading

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