This week has been a strange one, lots of excitement and opportunity and not much time to get things done. Early mornings and late nights with a foray into the unknown. A night at home with Kevin spending time with his mum, an opportunity for reflection. This week I’ve been told I’m scary at work,Continue reading “Perceptions”


This last year has been well documented by me, but I will post a few photos here too! As is the way, there has been highs (many) and lows (few), but that is life. How we cope with the lows is the important thing, with support of family and friends. Reading through my blogs forContinue reading “2017”

Paddle boards, palms and a puffer fish…

Here we are on a paradise island, with some of the people I love most, and I have had the fog descend on me. I have thought I could ‘just get over it’, but I have noticeably withdrawn. There is no rhyme or reason per se, but the kids noticed it. After our beach tripContinue reading “Paddle boards, palms and a puffer fish…”

World mental health awareness day….

I don't know what it is about this time of year, but I always seem to have a dip in my mental state. Is it the end of summer?Is it the darker nights?Is it the colder weather?Is it the tank running low? Any of or none of the above, I just don't know. Whatever itContinue reading “World mental health awareness day….”

Mind the gap…..

Tonight I watched ‘Mind over marathon’, about 10 people who have mental health issues preparing to run the London Marathon.  I found it heart warming, emotional, inspiring as it shows how we can overcome things in life by feeling worthy, loved and how important it is to talk about these issues. Struggle and stress areContinue reading “Mind the gap…..”


Four weeks into 2017 and it has flown by.  I’ve been busy with work, and socially. Learnt how to make a box, made cards, caught up with dear friends, had Jay’s dad stay for a couple nights. I’ve also singed my  hair, been to the cinema and booked a holiday.  I have also been adaptingContinue reading “Reliance”


Almost two weeks into 2017, and no ofsted this year. Unfortunately so many people seem to have this nasty bug going around and it has meant visits have had to be cancelled, one in particular to see Bella!  But rather than be too disappointed, I have taken the time freed up to get other thingsContinue reading “Positives…”


It has been a wonderful year full of surprises with lots of sport to enjoy, but tinged with great sadness too with the loss of a very dear friend and a work colleague. I have written about the majority of the highs throughout the year and there have been moments of reflection too. The lastContinue reading “2016!”


Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe. Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life – for example, you may feel worried and anxious about sitting an exam, or having a medical test or job interview. Sometimes it can overwhelm you andContinue reading “Anxiety…..”