Weekly Update – 07/01/2017

Weekly Update – 07/01/2017

We are now a week into the new year, and time to restart my weekly updates again, I have had so many people ask me to start posting them again, and what better time to restart than the start of a new year. This week has been very quiet, but very busy, I will start of with updating you on C, she restarted school on Thursday, so a nice gentle return to normality for her.  She has struggled all over christmas and up until Wednesday I really did not think…

My Goals for 2017

My Goals for 2017

As my regular readers ill know, 2016 was a very hard year for us mainly due to my Daughters illness and the battles we faced along the way.  We are now a year down the line and she is still ill, but I am in a much stronger place.  As 2016 drew to a close I started thinking of the year ahead and how to make it a great year.  So here are my goals for 2017. Obviously, the first goal is to help and support C and try to…

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone, did you have a lovely christmas and new year? Or was your christmas like ours full of ups and downs and family dramas? We were really looking forward to christmas this year, as it was the first christmas we were going to have all 3 children under one roof for christmas day, even my husband who is not a big on christmas was looking forward to it. This is the first year we didn’t have a list of what C wanted for christmas, we made sure…

An Update – 17/12/16

An Update – 17/12/16

It seems ages since I last did an update, I really must make a resolution for 2017 to do my weekly updates, as I do get a lot of messages asking where they have gone. Things have been pretty stressful and busy here, I will start with an update on C, as you know she has ME and since returning back to school after half term, she has not been coping too well with it.  We have celebrated her becoming a teenager in November and all our plans ended up…

Blogtober16 Day 3 – If You Won The Lottery You Would?

Blogtober16 Day 3 – If You Won The Lottery You Would?

Day 3 of #blogtober16 is ‘If You Won The Lottery You Would’.  I am going to respond to this question by answering if it was the big one. This is something myself and my husband have talked about over the years, like everyone else.  As it would be a massive change in our lives, the first thing we would do is go away on holiday to let it all sink in, and not make any rash plans. Obviously a huge shopping spree for new holiday clothes as well. The next…

Blogtober Day 1 – Who Are You?

Blogtober Day 1 – Who Are You?

As I stated in my last post, I am taking part in the #Blogtober16 challenge, where we post everyday with a different topic.  Todays topic is Who Are You? For those who do not know me, I am Sam a 40 something Mum, StepMum, Wife, Blogger, Nurse, Housekeeper, Cook,  you get the picture. I am married to my wonderful hubby, we have been together for 17 years and this week celebrated our 14th Wedding Anniversary, although he was ill so we have not officially celebrated yet. I am also Mum…

My Week – 12/09/2016

My Week – 12/09/2016

I have not done a my week post for a while now, due for various reasons, but am going to restart doing them, as I know a lot of people liked them and I have had people message me regarding them, also sorry this is a little late. Last week, was full of mainly positives for a change.  Will start with my Daughter C, I had a little panic on Monday, as we had not heard anything regarding her tutoring sessions, and school starting back on Wednesday, so the emails…

When 3 Become 4

When 3 Become 4

Before you all start getting excited, no I am not pregnant.  But we do have an extra child living with us now, my 18 year old stepson.  It all happened very quickly but he has been here a week now. As you can imagine things have been quite hectic with sorting him out and sorting his room etc,as well as dealing with C. She is still no better and we have been unable to go out and enjoy the lovely weather we have been having.  I have been struggling with…

#PlayMore Pledge

#PlayMore Pledge

As you will all know by now, I am a huge animal lover, I have written about my pets a few times, and also sharing about Max who is my rescue baby, and came to his forever home with us.I was recently contacted, and asked if I would like to take part in the #PlayMore Pledge, where you pledge to play with your dog for an extra 15 minutes a day.  Which is not a hardship for me with two dogs one of them always wants to have a play….

Make Your Home Accessible this Summer

Make Your Home Accessible this Summer

Summer is a great time for a get-together, whether it’s a big family meal, a kids’ party or a few friends having drinks al fresco. It should be a time for everyone to enjoy each other’s company and feel included, but for some children it can be quite a challenge. Those who have accessibility needs often require extra preparations to be made before they can move easily around a building, and this can make attending parties with friends and family much less simple than it should be.   It can…