My Week – 24/10/15

My Week – 24/10/15

I did my last post a few days early as we went away to a charity ball last weekend. We set off on Friday late morning to head to Lincoln, luckily we only really hit a bit of traffic on the dreaded M25, we got to the hotel about 3ish and checked in, unloaded the mountain of stuff from the car, as we were the official photographers as well. Then went to have a much needed drink and relax in the bar and waited for one of our friends to…

ActSma Butterfly Ball

ActSma Butterfly Ball

I have written before about the amazing charity ActSma, you can read about it here Each year, they host a Butterfly Ball, and we got home last night from this years Ball. The night was amazing, Emma works so hard to raise awareness and funds to help other families, she is an amazing woman and I am very honoured to call her my friend. The ball started at 6pm, with welcome drinks and your photograph taken (we were the official photographers this year), before being seated at your table at…

My Week – a bit early – 15/10/15

My Week – a bit early – 15/10/15

I am doing this post a couple of days early, as we are going to be away this weekend. Tomorrow morning, we are off to Lincoln to the actsma butterfly ball, this is our third year of going and it is such a fantastic weekend away, catching up with friends, and the ball is an amazing night very emotional and fun as well.  It is one of the highights of our year and we would not miss it for the world. Today, has been busy sorting everything out to take,…

My Story – Babyloss Awareness Week

My Story – Babyloss Awareness Week

This is my story on my struggle to become a Mum and maybe it will explain just why my Daughter is so special and precious to me.  I have never really spoken fully about everything before. In 1999, I met my now husband, he had 2 boys, I had none.  I took on the role of StepMum and cared for them and loved them as my own.  I was 32 and I had never really thought about having children of my own. In January 2000, I had a miscarriage, I…

Ally Cadence Trust for Spinal Muscular Astrophy (ACTSMA)

Ally Cadence Trust for Spinal Muscular Astrophy (ACTSMA)

I support a few charities, but this is a personal one for me and with August being the SMA Awareness Month, I wanted to share the Ally Cadence Trust for Spinal Muscular Astrophy or ACTSMA for short, with you. The charity is run by my good friend Emma and her husband Karl, following the devastating loss of their gorgeous baby girl Ally Cadence at 6 months old. You can read the Ally’s story here I remember the day Emma announced she was pregnant with Ally, and everyone was so happy for…