Finding calm in the chaos

Calm after the Chaos – Back to School

It’s that time of year, relief and hoorays mixed with a tinge of sadness, a huge serving of stress and anxiety and a side helping of “why did I leave the new shoe purchases so late – again”?  The time of year when we think about the calm. The Calm of...

Caravan inspiration

We were supposed to get the keys this Friday to our new “tin hut” – I love that name Kathleen – but because we wanted a pitch nearer to a parking space, we have to wait another week. So I am keeping myself busy by looking through pin after pin on...

Join us for a walk down the beach

I love the beach, I may have mentioned it once or twice. On Friday we had to call into the new caravan park to sort out insurance and decided to have a walk down the beach along the beach wall. To get to a sandy beach is a 5 min drive...

Scratching my itchy feet

Oh the excitement of a fun filled new project.  I think we all need a new focus at times to lift us up and get us motivated again. For the last 12 months, I have been in a strange place emotionally.  I couldn’t put my finger on what was wrong....

What do our MPs teach our children?

Let’s chat today about our beloved Members of Parliament, our MPs, the adults we elect to represent us within Parliament.   Do they provide us with good examples of behaviour to share with our children or do they provide us just with examples of how not to behave? I recently...

What I love about the SEND Minefield

Previously, I had a rant about the things that really p*ss me off in the world of SEND but today, in order to start the holidays for me with a more positive focus, I am writing about the things I love about life in the SEND Minefield.  Yes there are...

What I hate about the SEND Minefield

Arriving into the SEND Minefield, without realising this was your destination, can be a shock to say the least. After almost 12 years of living in this Minefield, I’ve had many unexpected experiences – some of which have been fun and enjoyable (I know, who would have guessed the SEND...

Negative Stereotypes

Negative Stereotypes

I think it is something we have all experienced, isn’t it?  Negative stereotypes. The politically incorrect comments about certain nationalities, jokes about the mother-in-law, jokes about blondes, jokes about men – something we will all have certainly heard at some point.  In fact, if you grew up in the 70’s, it...