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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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#30DaysChallenge Day 1

So day 1 of #30DaysChallenge: how did that go? (Anyone who missed what this is all about – I refer you back a day for details!) Slightly amusingly – typical me, can’t even stay on course for one day! – … Continue reading

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Time: a strange creature indeed

Time is a strange creature. I think we all recognise this, however there are definitely experiences that bring it home to you particularly acutely. Going through the new adoption process is one of those experiences. To recap, the new process involves … Continue reading

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I am happy. It is not a simple happiness. I am also fearful. I doubt. I sometimes get excited. And sometimes I am sad. Often I am thoughtful. I read and I think and I wonder. I talk, endlessly, to … Continue reading

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Faster? Slower? Bewildered? Thoughts on the new adoption process in the UK

So, this new adoption process: is it faster? Is it slower? Is it better? Is it worse? Recently my @PedallingSolo Twittersphere has been alive with questions, opinions and – it seems perhaps too often – irritations regarding the new adoption … Continue reading

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