It has been a bit of a mixed bag of spanners for the past week at home, half term mixed with illness and unpredictable happenings so I have been a bit quite. So this post is about those little known facts about me. Suzanne over at And Another 10 Things nominated me to share 10 facts not widely known, so here goes.
This post is a complete flip to what I had pre-written in my head, but words matter, written, spoken and even thought. As I write this post, I have come to realise that blogs can have a lasting effect, even after we are gone. This world has just lost a wonderful talented young man, and the skies have gained another rainbow filled star. Continue reading “The Words left behind”
** Warning – This post contains a photograph of gastroschisis that some readers may find graphic **
When I was born 37 years ago, I was born with a birth defect called Gastroschisis. This is a birth defect of the abdominal wall, where the wall does not form completely, so when the intestines move from the umbilical cord to the stomach, the bowel remains outside of the body and is exposed to air when born. The survival rate was not high when I was born and in my case was not detected before birth. Continue reading “Gastroschisis and Me – 37 Years on”
Normality is finally being restored to it’s normal level of chaos. These past few weeks have been so crazy and stressful, but in a space of a few days, I found out if I still had a role at work, J had his pediatric appointment for his heart palpitations and Ro had her development assessment. Then to add to the mix weekends where Mr was away for part or all of it has made for interesting times. Continue reading “Organised Chaos has Resumed”
To mark Australia Day, I thought I would share 5 things I have learned since living in the UK.
We all know recycling is a good thing to do and I want to show my kids to be responsible. Why do some councils make it such a chore to do it.
Many areas have different coloured wheelie bins so you can put the rubbish to be recycled outside and on collection day, just put bin out and job done. That’s too straightforward and logical for our area. We have a plastic tub, a plastic bag, a sack, and food caddy. Any other items suitable for recycling that doesn’t go in those are to be put out for recycling in carrier bags (!?). Continue reading “Recycling – Why make it such a chore?”
I was hoping I wouldn’t need to do an update to a post I wrote a little while ago around having to reapply for my role due to a restructure, but here I am. Continue reading “Yo-Yo of Uncertainty”
Just before I was due to be induced with R, SPD was rendering me even more immobile than I am normally, so to save my sanity I decided to try something new. Now I love to sew and to make things but thanks to the inspiration of a friend in the birth group on Facebook , I decided to try my hand at crocheting. Continue reading “A box full of yarn, set of hooks and an explosion of creativity for Autumn”
You try to set a good example for your kids, an example that you want them to follow, but by doing what I thought I should do, have I done the opposite? It dawned on me I was trying to be normal. Continue reading “Why am I trying to be Normal?”