Doctors and nurses of the NHS, We thank you.

There has been a lot in the news these past few months which reminded me of our daughter, Olivia who 5 years ago was born dangerously premature at 28 weeks. The news along with family conversation has reminded me how extremely thankful we were, and are for the NHS doctors & nurses who fought to save her life. The doctors…

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Campaigning for important changes! #ChangingPlaces

Because of my daughter I see the world through different eyes, she does not speak but she has plenty to say. I am her support. I am her voice. Together we can help make a change. My daughter Olivia is 5 due to complications at birth she suffers from a neurological disorder known as Periventricular leukomalacia, more commonly known –…

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26 life lessons in 26 years

A quarter century + one, I crossed the half way mark to 50! how has this happened? Well of course I know how, I just mean I remember being in primary school playing hopscotch. Sitting outside my nans house with one of those bright colourful radios, eating chips & bacon pieces in a cone. Innocent to life. I remember my…

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Why I’m sad Olivia’s leaving nursery

Recently Olivia came home from nursery with a DVD it showed her having a therapy session & children in her group playing with her, it just reminded me how much I love her nursery. Having somewhere so close to our house that caters for Olivia's needs is beyond amazing. It's the kind of place that if your child has additional…

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What I’ve learned from blogging about Mental Health 

I’ve been blogging about Mental health for seven months which wasn’t my original plan when I created my blog. That doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten why I started my blog in the first place as raising awareness for Periventricular leukomalacia will always be my ultimate goal. You can read my 10 things to know about PVL. Yet since sharing my journey…

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