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Looking back: my adoption journey so far through the Pedalling Solo lens

I’ve been officially on my adoption journey for over a year now – not counting the years of thinking about it before I officially picked up the phone for the first time – and I’ve been blogging about it on and … Continue reading

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Oh brain: go wander

Today has been a day for hiding away, for allowing my brain to wander. Just now I am right in the middle of all the complexities, the questions, the hope, the excitement, the uncertainty, the dreams of matching. Instinctively I know that … Continue reading

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In which I note, again, quite how much I have to learn …

Today was one of those days when I look at my life as it is, and I wonder how on earth the future as I hope it will be, is ever going to work. It was a non-stop day. Up early, I … Continue reading

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How fantastic is Twitter?

How fantastic is Twitter? The discussion started with a simply question: was War Horse, yesterday’s BBC1 viewing, going to end really sadly? (The consensus response – a clear yes in case anyone still needs to know!). During the chat, someone cross-referenced … Continue reading

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In which I ask myself quite why #NaBloPoMo seemed a good idea?

Periodically I set myself targets and challenges. It’s something I’ve done all my life, but in recent times good examples are Janathon (jogging and blogging about it every day in January) and #2013in2013 when I made myself walk, run or … Continue reading

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Linking and Matching Part 1: the practicalities

I decided that Linking and Matching required a whole blog post of their own for, at least to me, it was a strange, difficult, edge of the seat, challenging time. However, now I’ve started I’ve found out I have so much to … Continue reading

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The Activity Day

I’d seen the TV programme. I’d talked to my social worker. I’d read the odd article and surfed around on the internet. I’d watched with interest as friends online talked about their views and thoughts. I’d been sort of glad … Continue reading

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Blogger navel-gazing: brevity or stories as they come?

Over the last few days I’ve been pondering about this blog and how I can make it better. You know while pulling the duvet over my head rather than getting up. Or surfing the internet. Or just staring into space. It … Continue reading

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Navigating my first Exchange Day

Getting there “Keep going you reckon?” “I think so, yep … oh here, here” My mother, driving, pulls in to an unfamiliar car park. She pauses and we look around trying to work out what next. “Shall we go a … Continue reading

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No longer quite such a poor deprived blog?

The last few weeks have taken me to many places – exciting, interesting, difficult, daunting, happy, challenging, tiring, upsetting, motivating, worrying: you name any emotion and I’ve probably passed through that land at some time during the latest episode of my emotional rollercoaster … Continue reading

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