Romance and Valentines

The husband and I met when I was 21 and so have been together for pretty much my entire adult life. He is my best friend, confidant and the person I most trust in the world. I realise now that he how naive and immature I was at 21 so he has basically watch me grow up and he knows me better than anyone. He knows how to make me laugh, that sometimes I just need a hug and occasionally… Continue Reading “Romance and Valentines”

An e-cig convert?

As many of you know, I am a smoker. It isn’t a particularly pleasant habit and I no longer enjoy it as much as I used to. I would say that at least 25% of the time I roll up a cigarette sub-consciously without even realising I have done it, realising about half-way through that actually I don’t want it. However, there are some cigarettes that I really do enjoy and only a smoker will understand the pleasure gained from… Continue Reading “An e-cig convert?”

Reading (and speech update) with Biff, Chip and Kipper

It’s no secret that Cheeky Chap struggles with his speech. In July we had a private speech and language assessment which was really helpful. We were already aware that he┬ácan be inconsistent (for example he might replace /p/ with /b/, /k/ or /g/ depending on a number of things), he often omits final constant sounds completely (although not always and not always the same sounds) and has difficulty in pronouncing clusters of constants correctly. Although there are several issues, we… Continue Reading “Reading (and speech update) with Biff, Chip and Kipper”