#Blogging4Madeleine Happy Birthday Lovely

So today is Madeleine McCann’s 10th birthday, the beautiful little girl who went missing whilst on holiday in Praia da Luz, Portugal in May 2007.

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I cannot begin to imagine loosing either of my girls. My heart skips a beat when Pops is walking by the side of me and she suddenly jumps out of my eye-line, I am suddenly filled with fear only for her to be back seconds later.

The thought of not knowing where my child is, who she has become and whether or not he even remembers who I am. To go to bed every night with only questions. No answers.

So when the lovely Caroline from A Mummy’s View asked for support, I was more than happy to sign up!

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Here is a photo of what Madeleine could look like now. Please remember, if you think you have seen her to ring your local police station immediately AND

  • +44 845 838 4699 or investigation@findmadeleine.com

  • OR Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Lets try and bring her home.

I Have An Announcement To Make!

Yep, I have an exciting announcement to make…..

MS WEEK IS 29TH APRIL TO THE 5TH OF MAY!!!!!!

Yup, MS week, a chance to raise awareness and money for the amazing charities that do amazing things for people like me and show our appreciation to the fantastic MS nurses out there (especially mine *waves*)

This last year half we have had one massive shit sandwich thrown at us, a proper life changing one.

I don’t think  will ever see this disease in a positive way, but I am starting to live each day and let go of the past. I won’t always be able to walk and maybe one day even unable to talk. Everyday hurts even more than the last, but I am determined to live it for me.

My mind still works okay, its my body that won’t do as its told. 

I will be taking part in a local Cake Break and you can also help people affected by MS by visiting your local Cake Break or even holding your own? Lets face it, we all know someone affected by this disease.

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I really want to do what I can to raise more awareness of the disease and what it means for the people living it, day in, day out.

I would be SO grateful if you could use the nifty buttons below and share this post, who knows, maybe it will inspire someone to raise money?! 

Female Genital Mutilation.

So last night on Casualty the subject of female genital mutilation (FGM) was raised.

To be honest, its something I had never heard of, the storyline was played out really well, with it being such a unspoken subject, I learnt alot from one Saturday night soap and it got me thinking.

FGM, oddly, is usually part of a cultural belief, they believe its something adolescent girls should go through on their way to adulthood. I am all for people being able to live with there cultural and religious beliefs, however this one does not sit right with me. Especially as it is still very often done the old fashioned way.

It ranges from full or partial removal of the clitoris,  re-position of the labia and even full closure of the vagina. None of these things, to me, seem remotely like something any young girl should ever have to go through.

Truth of the matter is, although this is so much more common in Africa, it also affects around  20,000+ adolescent girls in the UK, often being done at home by people who are not even medically trained! It can cause infections, disfigurement and even death, should it be done wrong. 

Its something people don’t even think about, however more people, especially people working in the health sector and the teaching sector need to be more aware of this, they need to know how to help these girls.

If you know someone who has suffer from FGM, or you are facing it yourself, please know there is help out there and it is not something that has to happen.

A great place to start is FOWARD, they have great help and advice for women in these circumstances!

Raising The Profile And Riding The Mobility Scooter!

Yep, I have decided to take the plunge and look into getting a mobility scooter, so much so, I even went for a test drive!

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I will soon be cruising around, finally able to enjoy all trips out. At the ripe old age of 23, which isn’t the nicest feeling, I will be riding around on one of these.

I have also decided, as well as writing a book, I will be looking into raising the profile of MS, looking into something for young children who are affected by parents who have MS and getting more done to help PND sufferers.

Also, all the time, still blogging through the madness. I want to do more to help other people, I have a voice still, so I might as well use it. 

I just need to find out where to start now?!

I also need a nap!!!!

My #TeamHonk Tattoo

So, yesterday was comic relief, the three lovely ladies went to the live show, to be honest I couldn’t think of three better people. 

The blogosphere has pulled together and done some truly funny things for money, from riding 25 miles on a bike (OMG) Finding change down the sofa, cutting hair to climbing Snowdon, as a group, donned in red pants. Amazing. 

This was something I was physically unable to do, which was gutting, so I chose the have a #Teamhonk tattoo to show my support and raise some money for a great cause.

I am sure some people were sceptical, however I am not one to let people down. 

So even after the week we have had, with Hubby getting an infection after his op, I did it, I am now the proud owner of a #TeamHonk Tattoo 🙂 

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Finish and I hadn't even brushed my hair :)
Finish and I hadn’t even brushed my hair 🙂

Crazy, well yes, what else do you expect?! Remember you can still sponsor me!