Odette Elliott



One of our granddaughters was an avid reader before she became ill with severe ME.  One of our granddaughters had the good fortune to have a […]

New Theme: Random Jottings

 I have finished writing about our family’s adoption journey. Time has moved on. We now have five wonderful grandchildren. As I write today, one is about […]

Empathy in Children’s Literature

Welcome back. I have been very busy writing my children’s novel – see later –  which is why I have neglected my blog. Sorry! I have recently […]

Looking back on 2017

When I started this blog in 2013. I told the whole story of adopting our youngest child. He came to us aged four years old and […]

Welcome back!

Welcome back!  You can now find my blog within the newly set up website.  Just select it from the top bar. I am  testing this to […]

A few musings on fostering and caring for looked-after children

Recently there has been much discussion in the media about a foster child in Hackney. I suspect that there has been misinformation and perhaps photo-shopping of […]

Thinking about birth mothers

For quite a while now I have been thinking of writing a blog post about birth mothers. There have been three main reasons why I have […]

A Historical Perspective and Looking Forward with the Younger Generation.

  A Very Happy New Year to everyone reading this! As we start the New Year I look back with gratitude for many things.  We have […]

Positive Role Models, especially for girls.

Today, as I am thinking about my next blog post, Donald Trump has been announced as the President Elect, due to take over early in 2017. […]