Autism Awareness: Remembering Uncle Chris

Yesterday would have been my Uncle’s 63rd Birthday. My amazing Uncle Chris was autistic, and I had the pleasure of being his niece for 22 years. He lightened up any family gathering, brought light to my life and definitely made me a better and more well rounded person. It has been almost 3 years since we lost this incredible man and this post is more of a tribute to him than anything, as well as creating awareness of autism and what it is.
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5 Things I’ve Learnt From My Dad

Happy Father’s Day to all you Dads, Grandads, Stepdads and incredible male role models who are an amazing and supportive influence on all us young folk. I treated my Dad to a nice aftershave, a card telling him he’s the best Dad ever and just graced him with my presence this evening. But I also wanted to put down in words 5 things you’ve taught me in my 23 years, 9 months and 14 days.

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5 Ways To Spread The Love

I can’t even process the news from last night. I woke up to my phone going into a frenzy, friends texting, twitter going mental. My first thought was ‘is this real?’ shortly followed by ‘not again.’ How awful is it that these harrowing events are becoming a more frequent part of our everyday life? My heart aches for the victims and their families in Manchester. I didn’t feel like getting up today, but instead I forced myself to. I went to work and acted with compassion, kindness and love. My concentration wasn’t all there, but I took the time to tell people I loved them, supported those affected and reflect on things. This post is a reminder that it requires minimal effort to be kind. Spread the love. Be positive. Stand together.

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Beautiful Bali: What to see in 3 weeks

It’s already been over a year since my first trip to Bali and I’m now getting round to writing a little guide to travelling this beautiful island (and those surrounding it). It was the first place I travelled to that gave me that real culture shock – different traditions, beliefs, food, way of life; and it completely enchanted me. Here’s where I went and why I think you should definitely fit these destinations into your trip if you’re lucky enough to go… Continue reading