Tag Archives: #NaBloPoMo

Honouring their stories: an evening of reading children’s CPRs

Sometimes being a prospective adopter is hard. This evening I have spent a good part of my evening reading CPRs (Child Permanence Reports). These reports detail a child’s history (personal, family, health); the various events, records and interventions that will … 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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Secrets: a prospective adopter’s thoughts

This week’s TheAdoptionSocial #WASO theme is Secrets. It has set me thinking. I see where secrets can be both forces for good and drivers of conflict for any family with children in residence. I can envisage stories of deep trauma, … Continue reading

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Time for a half-way review: #NaBloPoMo Day 15

It’s #NaBloPoMo day 15: time for a half-way review. So far I have kept it up, this challenge to blog every day for a month. It hasn’t always been easy though: I regularly find myself writing up to the deadline … Continue reading

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Motherhood and Apple Pie

As I type, hidden away in my bedroom, the rest of my house is dark. In nearly every room different members of my family are sleeping – or preparing for sleep, hiding away, maybe writing their own blogs or life … Continue reading

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For my father

Twenty years ago, this evening, I walked – well half ran – into a room along from the front desk in a hospital. Escorted by staff whose response I will never forget, as soon as I tentatively said his name I was rushed down a corridor and … Continue reading

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The blank screen is vanquished: #NaBloPoMo day 12

I sit. I stare at a blank screen. No inspiration comes. Possible topics float into my brain: why write; adoption, money and family support; the buying of gadgets; the discipline of daily activity; whether, in reality I am actually growing … Continue reading

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Patience

Patience. I know patience is often described as a virtue. I wonder if that is simply because it is so difficult. Situations that are particularly relevant to us always heighten our sensitivity to related sights and sounds. Maybe I’m in a place similar … Continue reading

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We Will Remember Them

When I was a child, Remembrance Sunday was a day of some significance in our lives. We were taught to respect and honour those who had fallen. We knew our father had fought in the second world war too. To … 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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