How I am learning to communicate using British Sign Language

I recently made the decision that I would like to try to learn British Sign Language to see if it is something I am able to do. The idea first came to me last year when I watched a US drama series called Switched At Birth. A 16 year old girl finds out by chance... Continue Reading →


How I am conquering my fear of driving – Part 2

A few weeks ago I began to think about driving my car again. What were the things that were stopping me? Was there somewhere I felt I could get in the car and drive to? What else could I do to get in my car on my own and drive? I worked out that there... Continue Reading →

Why I love to sing

A couple of years ago I joined a choir. I hadn’t thought of doing so before but a friend of mine recommended Rock Choir. It had no auditions and offered the choice of participating as much or as little as I wanted to. Little did I know at that time just how important it would... Continue Reading →

How I have learnt to manage my anxiety

Anxiety has affected me at many points in my life and has often prevented me from enjoying living in the moment. At times when I have bad bouts of anxiety, everything seems overwhelming. Something simple such as giving someone a telephone call or sending an email sets my mind into overdrive. The “what ifs” begin.... Continue Reading →

Back to the drawing board….

The decision to leave the adoption process was so difficult as it meant us having to accept we were never going to have children. Bringing up a child would have had such an enormous impact on our lives. It would have affected everything from the daily routine of our lives to the networks of people... Continue Reading →

Let’s pick up the pieces….

During the time Jack was recovering we had to take a break from the adoption process but a few months passed and we felt ready and strong enough to resume. Following some medically related correspondence, we were allowed to pick up where we left off. However, things had changed somewhat in the adoption world. There... Continue Reading →

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