I am a mother (life long carer for two), fiance, daughter, sister and friend. All of those roles are important ones to me but sometimes you just want to press pause for a while and just be you. So here I am, just Charlie.

Read my thoughts on everything and nothing in particular. My musings and ramblings on a life that continues to amaze and confuse me in equal measure daily!

Sometimes, particularly for mums who have the challenge of being a carer too, we can forget who we are when we are busy racing around and thinking of everyone else first so I make no apologies for being unashamedly self indulgent and a little bit sarcastic. I’d love you to meet me as myself as well as my boys Mum. I suggest you bring crackers and cheese – chances are that copious amounts of both will have been consumed in the creation of these blogs. Cheese is what I live for – after the boys, obvs!

5 ways to feel less anxious wearing a face mask

5 ways to feel less anxious wearing a face mask

I have to admit, I didn't expect to feel as anxious as I did on day one of wearing my face mask while I shopped. I appreciate that our NHS workers (including my Mum and Sister) are wearing full PPE for hours on end and they all have my utmost respect. I am in no way...

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COVID 19; Why protecting our children isn’t always helpful

COVID 19; Why protecting our children isn’t always helpful

Ok so first of all I want to say that this is as far from a public health announcement as you can get. Parents and carers absolutely should be protecting our children; ensuring that they are washing their hands regularly, observing social distancing wherever possible...

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Making a difference with Sense International

Making a difference with Sense International

It feels like a lifetime ago since I was in Kenya with Sense International looking at the work the charity does to support deaf blind children and their families. I’m not going to lie, I’ve seen the adverts on TV that tug at the heart strings, showing lives a world...

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Grief for the living

Grief for the living

We associate grief with the sadness which follows death, the loss and the ache of mourning and life without the ones we love. But those things can also come without death. We see people grieving for the loss of their loved ones when conditions like Alzheimers have...

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7 aspects of life after divorce

7 aspects of life after divorce

Moving on with life after divorce can be a real struggle. Even where marriages have been oppressive, controlling and abusive, adjusting to a new way of living without those aspects can feel strange at times. I had only been married for 3 years when I decided to leave...

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Its time to talk…

Its time to talk…

February 7th is National 'Time to Talk' day with this years focus being on bringing the right combination of a listening ear, a willingness to be open-minded and plentiful amounts of tea and biscuits together as we discuss mental health Many of my followers on social...

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Dear Santa…A Mothers Letter

Dear Santa…A Mothers Letter

Dear Santa, Yes, I know you're not real. I have paid the shopping bill and swore at the elusive end of the sellotape enough times to know that its all on me but just for once, I am trusting, in the same way that millions of children do every year, in the power of...

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Do you always practice what you preach?

Do you always practice what you preach?

I recently turned double 20 years old (not that I am in denial or anything) and as part of my celebrations my fiance Andrew and I went out with friends. While we were out, my lovely friend Sophie who had arranged the surprise night away pulled a gift from her handbag...

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