On Being Rubbish With Endings…

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chemical pregnancy

Chemical Pregnancy | My Miscarriage

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#bottlefeedingstories with Mimi Rose and Me

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Yes You Can – Fighting Gender Stereotypes for Kids

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Family LIfe

Learning Online with NCC

24th May 2017

Learning Online with NCC

Since I had X, every chance I’ve had I’ve managed to sneak in a bit of learning online. A few weeks back, the lovely people over at NCC Home Learning got in touch and asked if I’d like to enrol on one of their distance learning courses, so obviously I jumped at the chance!

 

So I’ve joined their Creative Writing Diploma course https://www.ncchomelearning.co.uk/creative-writing-diploma.html

This a 12 month/200 hour course for which you are awarded a certificate upon completion by awarding body NCFE

 

Since I joined our local Am Dram group, I’ve been inspired to write something other than this blog, but often find myself struggling – I have the urge to write but not always the knowledge or skill to back it up.

 

The NCC Creative Writing Course has 14 modules covering all aspects of creative writing, including short stories, writing for radio, and the module I’m most looking forward to – Scriptwriting.

 

Learning Online with NCC

I really enjoyed the very first module, which examines the different reasons why people write and attempts to identify the reason why YOU want to write. So far it’s really helping me to focus my otherwise broad idea of writing into something narrow enough to concentrate on. I’m most of the way through the second module now, which covers the different genres and types of text, and critical analysis.

The modules themselves are easy to read and understand, and there’s a helpful element of testing your knowledge as you’re going along. With internet and distance learning I love the way you can dip in and out as you have the time – as a parent it’s tricky to find the time to dedicate to something like this, but it’s easy enough to pick up and put down without losing your way.

 

I’m enjoying it so far, and I’m looking forward to improving my creative writing skills as the course goes on.

 

Disclaimer: NCC have kindly allowed me to enrol on their Creative Writing course in return for my honest review here at The Mum From Brum. The course cost is normally £408.00 to study online, but is currently at the amazing price of £250.00!

 

Keep an eye out for my thoughts as the course progresses.

 

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#NotThe33 – Are You Registered To Vote?

22nd May 2017
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#NotThe33: It’s hard to escape the fact that we’re quickly heading towards yet another General Election… yes I can hear the eye rolls from here – but this isn’t a post to try to persuade you to vote in a particular way.

This is a post to actually get you to vote.

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On Being Rubbish With Endings…

17th May 2017

You may have noticed I’ve not been blogging all that much of late. I’ve been a bit preoccupied.

Back in February I joined our local Am Dram group, the Duston Players, and somehow I have utterly let it take over my life.

Do not misunderstand me – I have happily dived in and let it consume all my time because frankly I’ve been having the best time.

And tonight sees the shows we’ve been working so hard on come to their inevitable climax – the first of the real performances themselves. You’d think I’d be excited, and a good chunk of me is, but I’m preempting the sadness that will no doubt come after the last performance.

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Featured | Health

Chemical Pregnancy | My Miscarriage

16th May 2017
chemical pregnancy

Chemical Pregnancy | My Miscarriage

When I started this blog I never thought I’d have to write a post like this.

I’d seen so many other bloggers sharing their stories, but never thought I’d find myself in a position to write the same sort of words.

It’s not easy to talk about. We don’t talk about it. Even though we spend so much of our lives on social media, sharing every minute detail of our lives, pictures of our food, selfies showing us to be having the “best time EVER!”, we don’t often share anything of real life.

So here’s something real. Last week, I had a miscarriage. 

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Review

I’m Going To Eat This Ant | Review

15th May 2017
Going To Eat This Ant

We love being Boolino Friends! It means we get sent some amazing books to review – X is always super excited when a new book lands on the doormat and “I’m Going To Eat This Ant”  by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros was no exception. He couldn’t wait to get right into reading it.

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