Monthly Archives: January 2016
I have been trying to raise money this year for British Dyslexia Association on JustGiving. I started on 28th of February 2015 so I have just over a month to go until I switch to a new charity for 2016.
I set a very high target which I have no way in hell of reaching now. My month of #blogging4charity really didn’t go as well as I had hoped. However, I have raised £186.00 to date and would really love to smash past £200.00.
Over the next month, I am going to try my best to write some blogs to inspire you all to part with £1 or more to help me to reach my new target of £200.00!
You can donate by going to my JustGiving Page here: https://www.justgiving.com/Blog4Char2015/
Thanks folks for your generosity!
I just wanted to share with you the link to my guest blog appearance for Dyslexia Scotland. It’s all about New Year’s Resolutions and you can read it on their blog here: https://alifelessordinaryds.wordpress.com/2016/01/15/new-years-resolutions/
A huge thank you to Dyslexia Scotland for asking me to do this! I feel very privileged and honoured to be asked.
I would love if you could all head over and have a read and give it a like if you do enjoy it.
In June last year, I wrote a blog called Remembering Norwich. I was discussing my memory and how I couldn’t remember a family holiday to visit my aunt and uncle living in Norwich. I hadn’t dared to bring the topic back up again with my family because I had been snapped at by a couple of family members for saying I couldn’t remember being there, which they insisted I was. Read the rest of this entry
It was a tough end to 2016 for me. On Christmas Day my dad called to tell me that my gran had a fall at home and was in hospital. It was her second Christmas in a row spending time in hospital. It hadn’t come as too much of a shock as her health hadn’t been the best in the last two years. What did come as a shock was firstly the amount of concern in my dad’s voice which made me think there was more to this fall than previous hospital visits. Speaking later in the day it became clearer that gran had a stroke on Christmas Day. The second shock was getting a message the next day telling me that I better make my way back to my family home as soon as possible. My gran was a tough cookie so being told to come home-made me realise this was a lot more serious than I had initially thought. We booked our tickets on Boxing Day and headed back home the next day. Read the rest of this entry