THIS IS A CALL TO ACTION- Tim’s Gift

The interview by Matthew, the head teacher from Thanet, has gone viral. His words have git people talking and thinking about what needs to change in the country. You can read about and listen to the inspirational and quite frankly awesome interview HERE. I know Matthew very well and I can tell you, hand on…

There are head teachers…and there is this man.

  A head teacher in Thanet has gone viral for telling the truth. Matt from Thanet spoke about what is really like for children that are living in some of the most deprived areas in the country. Among other things, He revealed that many children are going without GPs and are facing gang threats.  People…

My daughters message for the prime minister…please pass it on

I just watched a trailer for the Dispatches programme that will be aired Monday. It’s called “Growing up poor: Britain’s breadline kids”. You can watch the two-minute trailer I happen to stumble across here. I was just standing in the kitchen looking through my Facebook when I say this trailer come up on my timeline….

This is YOT.

TRIGGER WARNING…kind of. Don’t read this unless you want the truth about Youth offending teams…or YOTS as they are called. Today’s guest blog will get people talking and thinking that’s for sure. My relationship with Kate, who is todays guest blogger, has been intense from the start. Kate is part of the Birds team (If…

I know its “Just a cat”. But also …. it’s not.

My cat was run over and killed on Thursday. I know its “Just a cat”. But also …. it’s not. I can only talk for myself on this, others may or may not be able to relate, but growing up the way I did, pets have always played a big part in my life. My…

#Undiscussable…..Why is it so hard to talk about domestic abuse?

  Charlie Webster…where do I start…. She is well known for many things such as being a broadcaster, journalist, an advocate, and a public speaker. Charlie recently gave a TED talk. In 2016 nearly died” after falling ill with a rare strain of malaria at the opening ceremony of the Olympics, shortly after completing a…

Child abuse: 0 – Dentist: 1

There are only 2 humans on this earth who truly know the extent of my dental phobia. Imagine that, only two solitary humans that you could ever openly talk to about your biggest fear. I always speak openly about my dental phobia. Have done for a while. I even wrote “CSE….Do you really want to…

Always a drama, never an ending

I do love a good guest blog, ones that just spill out of nowhere. Today’s guest blogger was created on the off chance. We had a conversation that triggered something in me to say…you should write me a blog…..both of us knowing that it would be deep and raw . My relationship with today’s blogger is hard…

Dust from the PS4….

It had been a looooong day at work. The kind of day that all you want to do is get in, take your shoes off and do nothing.  My house is not really like that. It’s a busy house. There have been times when I have got to run my bath at the end of…