Just before Christmas I received a message from the lovely Rohan one of the Labour Party Community Organisers for Yorkshire asking if I was available to be part of a group of parents and teachers to talk to Jeremy Corbyn about education concerns regarding forced academisation. During mat leave I got a couple of phone… Continue reading The time I shared a stage with Jeremy Corbyn
As it’s the 8th January I’m late with the New Year post; you know life; it got in the way. I say got in the way but we were busy, I took time out and we enjoyed ourselves over Christmas and New Year. Despite the enjoyment, Christmas has always been a tricky time of year… Continue reading Au revoir 2018; bon jour 2019
Back in May Andrew spoke at the Leeds Bereavement forum as the theme was concentrating on men and bereavement. Some of the details you may already know but this is from his point of view. These are his words: I recently had the privilege of speaking at the Leeds bereavement forum about my… Continue reading Daddy’s Story Of Alexandra
I’ve never really been majorly “into” music; I’ve always bobbed around and liked what I’ve liked. I freely admit my taste isn’t particularly cool or hip but what I like makes me smile and that’s good enough for me. When we were planning Alexandra’s funeral I read all the SANDs leaflets available. In the… Continue reading The Soundtrack of Our Lives
This post originally appeared on my friend Mary's blog during Baby Loss Awareness Week. I thought it deserved its own stand alone entry on my own blog as I've been thinking about Alexandra a lot recently. As Ophelia grows up and her needs change we spend more time thinking about how our lives would be… Continue reading Loss: Then and Now
The legendary Steph is back; this time about her daughter Helen who was born with “clicky hips” Being a mummy of three you get to your 3rd pregnancy and know what to expect; sort of; kind of; erm wasn't like that for me. This was a pregnancy were I was running around after two small… Continue reading Hips don’t lie?
We really enjoy going away with friends as we’re all so busy these days that catching up on holiday seems like as good a plan as any other. This year we’ve had a lot family trips to Scotland and the Yorkshire coast (this is where someone reminds me of a trip that I’ve… Continue reading McLennans and Whittlesea-Limbs on tour