November 18, 2017

Yesterday was the day my sister called her 'happy day'. It was also the day that I lost my 'first sister', and started to live with an ongoing bereavement that took many years to be able to understand and talk about. It was the day she had an operation to remove a brai...

November 2, 2016

As the leaves started falling from the trees and the skies turned to grey for the first real time this Autumn, memories of my sister's life changing cancer, diagnosed in November many years ago, came flooding back. Childhood illness can cause many types of losses and b...

August 19, 2016

Back from Kili

It's 2 months now since we succeeded in our mountain challenge! What a journey it was!

In climbing Kilimanjaro, we were wanting it to represent some of the mountain challenges that families that include a child with additional needs can feel like they are...

June 14, 2016



The day started with a wonderful rendition of African praise songs by our porter and guides team before we started walking! What a wonderful way to start the day!

And we were so blessed that the clouds had cleared so we had a stunning view of the peak ahead of us al...

June 12, 2016

Hi from Tanzania! We are staying with our relatives in a town called Moshi, a little way from the foot of Kilimanjaro. After being wonderfully chauffeured to Birmingham airport (shout out to Helen Phipps and Steve Lee) we had a rather exhausting 24 hour journey to get...

June 5, 2016

With just 5 days until we fly, packing is well underway, visas are (mostly!) sorted and we are trying to get our heads around the challenge that lies ahead.

 

I re-watched this TEDx talk about 'glass children' which re-energised me for the challenging climb that we are a...

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