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The Minority Report

The Minority Report

Firstly, I want to say a big thank you for all the love and support and that has been showed me over the past few weeks. From the flowers, cards and messages, to the phone calls and uplifting gifts – I would like everyone to know that these were truly appreciated. It has been a nearly a month since we lost Cat and as I move through the stages of grief, I bounce between acceptance, adjustment and life lessons. Today…

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Boxes and Bags – Musings on the Life of a Dear Friend

Boxes and Bags – Musings on the Life of a Dear Friend

Trigger warning!!!  It is with a heavy heart, that I write this blog post. The morning of Tuesday 9 March 2021 I found my lodger, Cat dead in her bed and I am still in shock! I never could have imagined how the path of my life would have altered by this one event. I have seen dead bodies at funerals but it’s always been planned and expected.  I checked her pulse, then called the emergency services. I was asked to try and…

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Celebrate Good Times!

Celebrate Good Times!

Today I’m celebrating twice…….. Ri turns 4 and the children are going back to school tomorrow. I know there are risk factors, etc… and I want those working in schools to be safe, but to say I am happy is an understatement. The constant juggling has been absolutely exhausting, to the point where I slept for 10 hours last night. I cannot even recall the last time I did that but my body needed it. The return to school should…

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Where have you been?

Where have you been?

I thought it only right to start my latest blog post this way……. It has been over 6 months since I last had the energy, time, mental capacity or patience to write a blog post. I have thought about it and considered it so many times but the constant yo-yo of lockdowns, the government-enforced unchosen role of home schooler, my job, mothering, COVID-19 and my house now mean that I have so many unedited and unpublished blogs behind the scenes…

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My mental health…………..

My mental health…………..

Mental Health, mental well-being, self care. These are all words I have heard a lot over the last few weeks. Over the last 16 weeks I feel like my emotions have been on such a roller coaster. One minute I’m happy as Larry, the next I am frustrated with my ground hog day life, followed by sullenness and a few tears. Last week the Evening Standard wrote that ‘two out of three (65 per cent) adults aged 25 and over…

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