2010-2020 The decade of finally finding my  freedom.

I have watched people post picture from the start of the decade and now with interest, watching how people have changed. But I was not until I read my very good friend Catherin’s post about her decade that I thought …wow…imagine if I took a deep look at the past decade. So, instead of doing…

Thankful, grateful and a blessed 2019

This time last year I sat down to write my last blog of 2018. I have just had a read of it, and it has made me very emotional. Each paragraph brought a rush of feelings as I can remember exactly how I felt about each person and experience as I wrote it. Some of…

Thoughts of a single farther at Christmas

  Today’s guest blog is a subject that is very close to my heart. I will be sharing Christmas day with my daughters farther. She will spend half the day with me and then half the day with him. The first year we had to do that I cried and beat myself up about hoe…

Let’s Talk About Adoption

Do you know what I mean when I say you meet people sometimes and they are “A old soul”? They are very rare to find I think but if you have ever met one then you will know what I mean. They kind of stand out from other people. They have a deepness to them…

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…