I can't believe my little boy is 18 and now a University student, where does the time go. We helped him move into his halls of residence yesterday, such an emotional day for all of us. How do you decide what to take, Jacob was sure he didn't want to take too much stuff, although… Continue reading University beckons
Jacob was really delighted when he found out he had won the Most caring young person award from the Well Child Charity. I decided to nominate Jacob as he is so wonderful with Melissa and sadly, so many siblings of children with complex conditions or serious illnesses are never recognized for all they do… Continue reading Most Caring Young Person Award goes to….Jacob Granger
I think I must be one of only a handful of parents who are actually looking forward to the School summer holidays, not because we are jetting off somewhere sunny or have amazing plans, just because I will have the luxury of not having to get Melissa out of bed, dressed, breakfasted, medication taken and… Continue reading School Holiday Countdown
Am I the only person who has full-blown conversations with themselves ? I'm pretty sure I can't be. I don't have a problem with this as I do spend quite a good deal of my time by myself, once I have packed the children off to College and school and unless I have any errands… Continue reading Is she talking to me ?
I was never lucky enough to have a brother, or a sister for that matter, but a brother was always the one thing I most wanted most in all the world, it was no one's fault it just never happened, so I was destined to be an only child. Growing up was great having the… Continue reading She Ain’t Heavy , She’s My Sister
Have you ever had an idea, one you thought was so brilliant that you were sure it was going to work, I mean really be the best idea ever ? Yes, so have I but, there is one problem with mine, well maybe more than one problem but, a huge enormous one. You see I… Continue reading Quiet on Set!
A little piece written from Melissa's perspective Hello I am Melissa I am 14 years old and go to School which is all right but a bit of a pain when I have to do things I don’t want to like sorting shapes and numbers into the correct order and matching the letters that make… Continue reading I am Melissa
It was my Birthday yesterday, my age ? well lets just say over 50 and leave it at that shall we. We had a discussion and as it was my day I got to choose where we went, so of course I chose the Lake District, which is situated in the North of England, for… Continue reading Pass the sausage rolls
Melissa doesn't have any words yet, I much prefer to say that rather than Melissa can't speak, as this tends to help prevent the sympathetic noises and sad faces. I can't say why this is as doesn't it mean the same thing, no speech? Maybe it's because it takes most people a few minutes to… Continue reading You don’t say…
Melissa and I are working on a number of challenges at the moment, well I say at the moment but really we have been trying to master the basics for quite a while. Getting dressed ready for School is one major struggle these days, have you ever tried to wrestle a 14-year-old who really wants… Continue reading I really need a stairlift