This time last week I had just returned home following a day at The Baby Show with a good friend and two of the children.  It was a day of an unplanned, but most welcomed digital detox.  We were too busy chatting, laughing and exploring to even check our phones. … View Post

What makes you so special? #LifeLately

What makes you so special? #LifeLately

Have you ever questioned what it is that makes you so special?  Last year whilst watching a TV series that we’d downloaded there was an episode in which a young mum goes for a job interview.  In that interview, she is asked what makes you so special – she pauses and tries to think of an answer before replying… Nothing.  I’m just a mum.  With that, she gets up and walks away.  At that moment the tears rolled down my face, it really struck a chord with me.  This scene is one that I have replayed in my mind many times since.  None more so than this past week.… View Post

Touching Distance #LifeLately

Touching Distance #LifeLately

It’s funny how things can change with a phone call.  As I sit and write this I should be keeping a watchful eye on Piglet.  I should be explaining to Tigger that he’ll have to miss his swimming lesson this week. 

Except I’m not.  … View Post

Free at the point of access #LifeLately

Free at the point of access #LifeLately

Having worked for the NHS for 15 years I am fiercely proud of the services available.  Yes, they don’t always get things right.  However, some of that is down to resources and funding rather than the people who treat you.  The NHS is free at the point of access and whilst we pay for this via our National Insurance contributions.  We are fortunate not to have to worry about large bills arriving after treatment.

This week has seen us get our monies worth from the NHS…… View Post

One last bout of tonsillitis and a trip …

One last bout of tonsillitis and a trip to A&E

Thursday we had a few extra sneezes from Piglet.  She always sneezes with such dramatic effect that it is easy to remember them.  Friday brought even more, however, I dismissed it as a cold.  It appears that piglet doesn’t do colds or at least just a cold.  An unsettled night was followed by an hour or two of her perking up enough to play.  Shortly followed by a slump.  Falling asleep on the sofa whilst watching her favourite film, The Greatest Showman.… View Post

One thing after another #LifeLately

One thing after another #LifeLately

Things happen in our lives to try us.  Those moments that make us question ourselves, the world around us and how we can improve things going forward.

This week has been full of these moments for me.  I’ve tried my best to shake off the last trying moment in order to deal with the next.  I have failed.  It has been one thing after another and if I’m honest it has gotten the better of me.… View Post

Celebrating family time at The Bowling House

Celebrating family time at The Bowling House

Located in the former Regal Cinema at the bottom of Dereham Road in Norwich.  The Bowling House has been open since March 2018 and has transformed the old cinema space into a funky boutique entertainment area.  Keeping highlights of the buildings past with the use of the cinema seating in the lobby and within the bowling lanes.  … View Post