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When the past comes to call…

When the past comes to call, at first, you are strangely curious. How has someone developed, progressed, what has happened in their life (particularly now most of us are pandemic survivors), what are their thought processes now, have they matured? Sometimes old memories, even flickers of that person you use to know may evoke strangely… Continue reading When the past comes to call…

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Revisiting Various Lockdown and Post Lockdown Creations

One of the only few positives of the pandemic and all the lockdowns among a lot of negativity and awful things going on, was reconnecting with my creative side and helping and assisting my son with this too. Now things have settled, I would just like to share some of those highlights. Den building My… Continue reading Revisiting Various Lockdown and Post Lockdown Creations

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First Visual Journal Entry

Digitally enhanced visual journal entry Original first completed visual journal entry 27/02/22 A sketchbook gift from my art tutors of Bexley College 1998 to 2000 This sketchbook was a parting gift from my art tutors at the end of my foundation studies and A levels in Art & Design. There are a few sketches and… Continue reading First Visual Journal Entry

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Image Journal

I have decided to start a visual diary, one where I hope to actually get back into being more creative and possibly to start sketching again. These are a few visual clues I would like to share and to also trigger my memories when I get started on this project, which I hope to do… Continue reading Image Journal

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Just a privileged white girl?

With all this recent spotlight on cultural appropriation and black history month, the latter of course I am not against, although I do think some companies jump on the diversity bandwagon, is it real diversity or just ticking boxes? When you look at me, do you just see a privileged white girl (well, I know… Continue reading Just a privileged white girl?

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A Slight Return

It has been some time since I have returned to writing and providing commentary on my parenting journey. I will need to return to the past, July, end of the 2018 summer term to be exact as a starting point. Then we tried to have some optimism that things were heading in the right direction… Continue reading A Slight Return

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Less judgement, more compassion!

Had enough of the working mum guilt trip! Had enough of the scrutiny about how much time do we spend with our child questions? Like do we even spend time at the weekends or school holidays with our child? Of course we do, and we would spend even more time if we could, but there… Continue reading Less judgement, more compassion!

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The night before starting school… again

My son says he is looking forward to going again, so that is something, he is not refusing, yet. To be honest I think he had a meltdown at the end of last term as he just started to get into the swing of going and doing full days, and it ended too soon for… Continue reading The night before starting school… again

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Our last CDC appointment

It has taken me some time to sum up my thoughts about my son’s last child development clinic appointment, which occurred about a week ago. The last time we saw the consultant was back in March where he was doing a wait and see approach, wanted to give him time to settle into his new… Continue reading Our last CDC appointment

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Summer holidays so far (2018)

It didn’t start well, my son had a meltdown on his last day at school and we were called by the school to take him home in the afternoon. I gave in and said to my mum to collect him, and stop the school from losing face and embarrassment at the end of the school… Continue reading Summer holidays so far (2018)