Life is a gift

Or making the most of every day….. Yesterday someone’s mum was buried. Well probably a lot of mothers were buried today but this one was different. This mother was only 42 and leaves behind two beautiful children and a husband. I only met her a few times but she was best buds with my old school…

Brain zaps

I’ve been reading a lot of blog posts about anxiety and depression and I feel like such a fraud. There are people out there having ‘episodes’ and ‘crises’ and getting their parents to take the kids for a few days so they don’t see them at their lowest point and I feel like such a phony member of that club….

Be kind

Today my special girl had a paediatric appointment for a Griffiths developmental assessment which, like many of these previous assessments, will probably show that she is 2-3 years behind her peers. Today my niece had a bone scan to assess a femur fracture that has been caused by bone weakening after treatment for cancer in…

Voicemail anxiety

Please don’t leave me a voicemail. If you insist on leaving me a voicemail please give me a clue as to what you want. Don’t just say ‘please call me back’, or even worse ‘please call me urgently’. Nothing strikes terror in me more than a blinking voicemail light. First I panic, racking my brains…