Learning To Drive (Aged 30 and 12 months)

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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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Learning To Drive (Aged 30 and 12 months)

24th June 2017

There are two things I am incredibly ashamed to have never managed to learn in my 31 years of life.

One, I can comfortably avoid most of the time, even if it really is an essential life skill – I can’t swim. I had lessons at school and whenever I seemed to be getting a bit of confidence in the water I’d do something stupid like fall in off the side, or have a verruca burnt off my foot, and then I’d be back to square one.

The second I think I am more embarrassed about. I am 31 years old and I cannot drive.

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Blogging

I Am Still Here… Just

21st June 2017

Hello! It’s been a while.

I’m really annoyed at myself. You see, at the start of this year I really, truly, knuckled down on this blogging malarky. I managed to get my prized DA (really boring blogging stat that’s super exciting for bloggers) up to the first real milestone of 25… and then I stopped. No, a better way to describe it is that I got distracted.

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Review

Personalised Father’s Day Gifts with Snapfish

4th June 2017

Personalised Father’s Day Gifts with Snapfish

This post is written in collaboration with Snapfish – all opinions are my own.

Father’s Day is quickly approaching, and I don’t know about you guys, but I always have struggled to find something for my Hubs that he’ll actually like.

As a rule we don’t spend a lot of money on each other for birthdays and events like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, so we always try to find something meaningful and full of love! X and I will spend a bit of time with the craft box making a lovely picture for his Daddy, but this year I thought it would be nice to make use of some of our thousands of family photos.

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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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