Friday, 8 March 2019

Shopping for a Disability


I have spent the last 22 years finding ways to deal with a slow but degenerative condition. There are many different ways Muscular Dystrophy affects my day to day life and one aspect is my clothing.

The more certain areas of my body deteriorate, the more my clothing style has changed.

For a long time I was a simple t-shirt, jumper and jean guy in casual situations and a more casual-smart shirt, skinny jeans and a jacket when going out. However, over the years, I have had to sacrifice certain styles in my fashion to suit my body shape and how I move.

One would see this as a great excuse to go shopping but as a person who lives with a Dependant Personality Disorder making decisions, even small ones like choosing clothes, can make shopping a hellish activity.

Recently, I had to make that decision and adapt to both my clothing and my body but luckily Jacamo helped me.

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Not Giving Up for Lent

It is a new year and the months are flying by and with that we will see across social media that people are giving up this or that for lent!

In fact, it starts today!

As many of you know I do go to Church every week as well as the odd Church activity in the week; don't worry this isn't going to be one of those nutty Christian posts.

So quick round up of Lent:

Sunday, 24 February 2019

What I have learnt in 10 Years

Today William has hit double digits and is now 10!
It is easy to look back and enjoy the journey that my little baby has turned into the young man in front of me. I could write post after post about him and say how amazing he is.

But I won’t.
I think anyone who has read this blog or follows my social media accounts will know the type of lad he is and how incredible he's become. The one thing that may be missing is the impact that he has had on my life.

I always wanted children and to be a parent but I don’t think anything would ever prepared me for it. Whilst we were expecting him I dived into lots of books about pregnancy, parenting a new born, babies and generally being a parent. I, like many, had preconceptions of the type of parent that I would be and the styles and techniques that I would use. However, Will, and subsequently James and my Step-kids, had other ideas to the man and dad that I would become.
With that in mind I thought I would write a post about what I have learnt in the 10 years of parenting; 10 lessons for the 10 years.