Casting Call for Extraordinary mums-to-be

On behalf of Curve Media Few mums-to-be would say that pregnancy is easy or stress-free, but for some women, having a baby presents exceptional challenges.   Curve Media have been commissioned to make a second series of 6 x 60 minute episodes for Discovery, on the subject of pregnancy called “My Extraordinary Pregnancy”.   ThisContinue reading Casting Call for Extraordinary mums-to-be

Why I love having Cerebral Palsy

This week is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week, with tomorrow being World CP Day.  I’ll be live on Twitter between 1-2pm GMT to answer your questions about cerebral palsy, my life living with the condition and about my memoir, “Does it wet the bed?”.  But in the meantime, here’s why I love having Cerebral Palsy. .Continue reading Why I love having Cerebral Palsy

Nerves & Excitement

I’ve finally finished writing my book.  Years of drafting, redrafting, agonising over the right words to convey my message, are finally at an end and I have set a date for publication: Monday 31st August 2015. If I thought writing the book was hard, this bit is even more daunting.  Getting the formatting right, finalisingContinue reading Nerves & Excitement

Disability Awareness for Children

Last week, I went to a primary school to deliver my Disability Awareness for Kids workshops. The children were taking part in a Disability Awareness week but I was apprehensive about their reaction to me; a lady in a wheelchair who didn’t speak especially clearly. I realised that talking to a group of children wasContinue reading Disability Awareness for Children

Does it wet the bed? – Free Wheeling

I’m just putting together a book proposal for “Does it wet the bed?” as even though the  book is almost complete, many agents request a proposal as well as sample chapters. In doing so, I’ve chosen an anecdote to start the overview so I thought I’d share it here! More to come over the coming weeks.Continue reading Does it wet the bed? – Free Wheeling

My Winning Founder Story

I recently entered a story writing competition with the Entrepreneur’s Circle about why I founded my business.  I am delighted to say that I won the competition – my submission follows: I was suited and booted and ready to impress.  It was my second year of my Business Management degree at Oxford Brookes University and myContinue reading My Winning Founder Story

“Mum, why is that lady in a wheelchair?”

“Mum, why is that lady in a wheelchair?” It’s a question I’ve overheard being asked by innocent kids hundreds of times.  The child looks quite weary of me and I pretend not to be listening as Mum quietly explains I have something ‘wrong’ with my legs.  Or that my legs don’t ‘work’ properly.  Mum isContinue reading “Mum, why is that lady in a wheelchair?”