06. December 2017
I had thought about sharing Allissa's story for a while since I started blogging. Its very personal but one I am always happy to tell anyone who asks, I do tell it in a very quick and removed way though. People are usually interested to hear what happened but often worried about asking questions. Part of my motivation to share her story was also that it might make some new parents going through a similar issue feel that there is always hope and nothing is ever set in stone when it comes to...
06. December 2017
Hi everyone, my name is Jane (one of Linda Jo's best chums.) I wanted to share a story with you,that I could never put on my personal Facebook page, but I feel its worthy of its place. I hear a lot of people say that Facebook and Instagram are terrible for portraying "the Perfect" life in the pictures that people post. Linda-Jo puts herself out there warts and all so I am going to share my "Perfect life" photo in this safe place. I want to tell you the REAL story behind these sweet. relaxed...
01. December 2017
This stuff is so drinkable! I got my Kilner dispenser in the Rage during the summer months - it was under £20 and I love it! I like to make this up a good few hours ahead of time so that all the flavors marry together. The recipe changes depending on what I have lying around but this is roughly it.
27. November 2017
Finally sitting down to draw breath after a crazy weekend that was a little crazier than I realised it was going to be.
27. November 2017
I feel like I have been making these loads lately so time to share our favourite recipe. Bannocks are what we call Scotch pancakes or drop scones. They are thicker than crepes or normal pancakes, much more like the American version. In our house these are a Birthday or Christmas breakfast. Sometimes a weekend treat or following on from a tradition in my husband's childhood, a post sledging snack! Hoping to be making these lots over the festive period.
25. October 2017
Today I spoke along side Dr Valerie Cooper and the inspiring Alison MacDonald at the RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) Scottish Supra Regional Conference. The theme this year was Participation. Our presentation was entitled, 'What RDA can do for you'.
22. October 2017
Our last day. We decided to go for a long walk - amazing for about 20 - 30 minutes then the wee walkers got their grump on! Miss A was a dream but then she was in her chariot and all snuggled up in ski wear so whats not to be happy about? We stopped for a picnic, we bribed, we yelled, we coaxed and we carried till we got back to the reception building. The kids all enjoyed the waterfalls and bridges we found as well as speaking to the sheep and looking across the water to the boats. It was...
21. October 2017
Hot bannocks for breakfast before the one we all look forward to, Zipwiring! This is the activity that seems to be everyone's favourite. Maybe its cos we never grow out of loving the thrill of it. For the parents of disabled children I know its a hugely emotional experience especially the first time, not because you are scared for them but because you never dreamed you would ever see your child do something like this.
20. October 2017
Day 2 we chose to do some Kayaking. The weather looked grim but by the time we got to the water it couldn't have been more perfect. We went to this activity with bestie Jane and her crew which meant that no one wanted to come with me in my Kayak. My son skipped off with his bestie and hopped into a seat, 'bye then!' Miss A was forced to share with me because the seat for her was in our kayak. Again NOT happy about being restrained in a seat, she wailed. I helped her lean over to splash the...
19. October 2017
Day one at Keilder, we got up we got cosy and we headed off to the water for a sailing trip. Although we have been to Keilder a couple of times before we haven't been sailing yet so this was extra exciting for everyone. The boys were excited to go on a ''Pirate ship' can you imagine the squeals there were when the sail boat only had a bloody skull and crossbones flag on it! Delighted and kitted out in life jackets we climbed aboard. Kat quickly learned that the stern is at the back of the boat...

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