Not-so-terrible twos

Dear Penda, You turn two today! How awesome is that? 😀 My excitement is quite unhealthy but don't you worry, I am going to try and keep it under control (or not). Apparently this is the age when you start saying 'No' a lot and struggle with your desire for independence. Are we ready? :O …

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Fresh start(s)

Today, 2nd July is the date which actually marks the middle of the year. We have completed 182 days and have 182 days to go. Congratulations! If you are reading this then you are alive and well. Well is quite relative so maybe we shall just go with alive. That is an accomplishment in itself, …

Passion. Pleasure. Pain

It is one year since I made the decision to walk out of what is commonly referred to as  ‘gainful employment.’ When I asked google what it meant, this was the response I got. 'Employment situation where the employee receives consistent work and payment from the employer' Never mind that I thought gaining can be in …

The time to complain was yesterday; The time to act is NOW

Yesterday we visited some children’s homes, as part of our ground work to establish which ones have the most needs or are best suited to the kind of support that we offer. There were lessons to learn from several and it was especially pleasing to note that we have now learnt which questions to ask, …