After 2 years working as the Enable Course Co-ordinator for SchoolsworkUK & Youthscape I’m moving on, so here are some of the things I’ve really loved about working for Youthscape. 1. This job has felt as if most of the other jobs I’ve done have been leading up to this. It has been a great … More Reflections
I have a few items for sale – thought I’d try putting them on here! If you’re interested let me know in the comments or get in touch another way. Open to offers on all. Black LK Bennett Dress size 16 £45 Fully lined and dry cleaned with cap sleeves and a square neckline. Knee … More For sale
This week has been one of the more emotional as the Staley family gathered together to say goodbye to Great Aunty Joan. She had indeed been a great aunty to her nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces during her 94 years of life. Of my 8 cousins most of us were there, plus our … More The Importance of Celebrating
Aunty Joan, or as most of her us called her at one time or another “Aunty Bones”, was born 94 years ago. She had three immediate sisters, 8 step sisters and umpteen cousins, nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces. My earliest recollection is the tin bath in front of the fire at Nanny Mills’ … More A Tribute to Aunty Joan by Peter Staley
1 Spring flowers: it’s too early I know but there’s something very cheering about daffodil heads nodding and blossom trees in bloom! 2 Life in all its precious, wonderous fragility and fearsomeness 3 Momastry: If you haven’t come across Glennon’s blog you really need to take a look here. There’s fierce love and … More 10 things to be thankful for Tuesday
Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver: a song that brings back childhood memories! Mum would sing this on our return journeys from a variety of places, 2. Papa Don’t Preach by Madonna: Mandy came to live with us just before I started secondary school and brought this Madonna album with her. … More 10 Tracks of my Years
1. The birth of our beautiful niece: she arrived in May and we have all been utterly smitten since then. 2. Our family skiing holiday in February: we went to Austria and a hotel that we went to 20+years ago. It was glorious and husband and boys have been totally bitten by the skiing bug! … More Things to be Thankful For in 2015: in no particular order!