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Why I am writing

In this blog I am sharing my thoughts on the experience of white parents bringing up a family of two daughters born to us and two sons from a Caribbean background.

13/09/2013

Why I’m writing

In this blog I am sharing my thoughts on the experience of white parents bringing up a family of two daughters born to us and two […]
07/10/2021

Pigs in the news!

UK NEWS: PIGS are in the news in the U.K. and not in a good way.  I know that farmers care about the animals in their […]
14/08/2021

Stepping right into my story (coming in October 20121)

Last weekend we visited two family farms.  When writing the story of Abigay’s Farm, in my head I switched between both farms.  We were back in […]
06/07/2021

Watch this Space!

In October this year my children’s novel Abigay’s Farm will be published.  It is for children around 9 – 12 years old. There will be a […]
07/01/2021

THE ENJOYMENT OF READING BOOKS

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 […]
07/10/2019

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 […]
04/04/2019

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 […]
27/12/2017

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 […]
23/10/2017

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 […]
16/09/2017

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 […]