Tag: Reflection

  • The official photograph of Queen Elizabeth II released by The Royal Family

    God bless, Your Majesty

    It is with great sadness the Royal Family today announced the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

    She died peacefully this afternoon at her beloved holiday home in Balmoral.

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  • Happy New Year! Welcome, 2022…

    2021 started with much hope of vaccines to bring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic, alas it wasn’t enough.

    A year – and three vaccines later – and there is no end yet in sight. Although hospitalisations are steady, despite the rising number of cases of the Omicron variant, so maybe there is a glimmer of hope for 2022.

    As I reflect on the last year, I’ve made some achievements I’m proud of – both personal and professional.

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  • My journey to parenthood – part 2

    My second post in a series of articles about James and my adoption journey is our experience of the first day of “prep group training.”

    A few days ago we turned up at the Halesowen Barnardo’s office for day 1 of three days of prep group training – a course that’s designed to provide the information, explanation and tools we will need as adoptive parents – not just to get through the adoption journey, but for the life of our future children.

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  • My journey to parenthood – part 1

    This series of posts is an insight into the world of adoption from the viewpoint of a same-sex, male couple. I decided to publish our story for a number of reasons: 1) because I’m a private individual and rather than talk to people, sometimes it’s easier to put it into writing. 2) to help others who are thinking about going through the process, and 3) so we have something written down to show our future children how they came into our lives.

    This is the first in hopefully a number of posts charting our journey.

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  • I like Fridays, and the promises they bring

    After I finish work on a Friday, I like to reflect on the week that’s been. Whether it’s in the car on the way home, or with a glass of wine later in the evening, I think about what we* did well, what we could do better – and what was just a complete disaster.

    This week has been a rollercoaster at complete opposites of the scale.

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