Puppy Love at long last

I have been asked for a dog, by both boys, for the past decade or so.  Having never had a dog ever, only ever cats when younger, so we got two cats, Betty and Jasper.  I thought job done, no poop pick up, walking in the rain or puppy training class.   They were delightful, funny,…

Brexit & Insulin – no clue. No one does.

Without insulin Type 1 Diabetics can die in 48 hours.  Can Boris, Nigel, Theresa or Jeremy give me an answer on my insulin supply questions after Brexit?  No, they can’t because I’ve asked many times, via email, letter and phone call and they have just ignored me.  Not one reply from any of them! With Brexit…

Flipping one’s lid

We all know there is just one thing that is the final straw, breaks the camels back, pushes us over the edge and BOOM.  For me, it was a parking fine letter from the hospital we attend for all his diabetes-related care.  At the moment we go every two weeks as we are trying to…

Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful Boy – the film

(No spoilers) They don’t hate each other, they have a deep bond and genuinely like and love each other.  No big dramatic thing happened to cause it, no little thing happened to cause it.  His parents are aware of what their son is struggling with from the start.  If you are looking for answers and…

Teamwork makes the dreamwork and everything else

My husband is away at the moment and after two weeks of daily togetherness over the festive season I am glad to see the back of him and I know the feeling is mutual.  We don’t exist well together if we are together all the time, it’s just not how we work.  I also don’t…

Being lost and found

In Cornwall this summer I had a sort of rebirth.  After my son’s T1 diagnosis, broken leg and GCSE worry and stress I found myself unable to stop the anxiety treadmill I’d become locked on, with this seamless never ending-ness of it all, there seemed to be no point for a half decent breath.  I’d…

Supplies, that’s it really

Just some of the supplies we need. Had a good cupboard sort out, so much needed and so much to keep on top of.

Primary School Years – Mic Drop

It’s over.  It’s been over 10 years and I am D O N E.  Both my children have been at the same school, with five years between them my time served has been long.  The school has been excellent and provided great education and care to them both, one who had some special educational needs…

My Boy 9 – T1 Nil

So so proud of this boy, passed all of his GCSEs with flying colours, after the toughest year of his life. I can’t even begin to explain or express how happy and delighted we all are. 💪🏻👏🏻🙌🏻❤️😁  I woke on the morning of results day with a headache that indicated my jaw had been clenched all…