Panel Result: I have just heard that the Social Care department of our council are not willing to fund Jude’s residential place at the moment as they seem to think that four hours a week support is working pretty fine for us all. Even going to panel they didn’t put forward a request for a […]

I was going to write something about a totally unimportant issue but following the news in Manchester, I feel I need to express my views.   I was in Manchester two days ago for a blogging conference and had an absolutely amazing time. Obviously, it was a very serious event with lots of speakers (chatting), […]

  Earlier in the week I promised to tell you about the meeting I had on Monday with various people in Jude’s entourage. I think for the first time in the last eleven years, I came out of a meeting feeling positive and that finally, my requests for him and our family were being listened to. […]

Emmeline

  I’ve had an incredibly heavy day thanks to a meeting at Jude’s school this morning with the SEN Officer and my Social Worker plus a few school members of staff. I was dreading it, I felt sick all night and this morning I couldn’t eat anything as I was so so so nervous.  I’ll tell […]

Over on Instagram last week, I displayed an image of a beautiful dress that I was sent from a lovely lady who hand-makes clothes using ethically produced and individually sourced materials. It made me realise how many small companies are out there, working morally and creating unique pieces that could literally wipe the floor with […]

    It dawned on me this morning that I haven’t written anything for a week so I apologise for that and for this somewhat vacuous article! I’m employing it entirely as a kind of “catch up.” I think the long weekend and Jude still doing part time school has taken over my life at […]

    So a friend of mine (thanks Leyla!) recently posted an image of some baking she had done at home and they looked soooo good that it inspired me to have a go. I say “baking” but thankfully for me (and my ability to burn myself by merely looking at an oven) these badboys […]

Behind the lens – guest post

I wrote a guest post for Maria at Suburban Mum recently as part of a series that focuses on one or two photos that mean a lot to you. I’m far from the best photographer but on occasion I capture a moment that is incredibly telling. I thought I’d share the post I wrote with […]