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    Being Heard,  Complaint,  Mum Life,  NHS,  Pregnancy

    My NHS Experience…(Part 2)

    In a post earlier this week, I wrote about issues I had with a couple of NHS Trusts, hoping to be able to update you all in the not so distant future. Well, I do indeed have a bit of an update for you. It’s shocking how quickly you get a response from a body when you contact their CEOs directly. (If you ever need to find the contact details of a CEO, then look no further; I’m telling you it’s the best way to raise a complaint!) I sent my complaint email to both Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust, as well as Barts Health NHS Trust on Monday,…

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    Bargains,  Haul,  Mum Life,  Pregnancy

    The Baby Show Live @ Home – Our Haul

    Last weekend The Baby Show, despite lockdown, were able to still hold an amazing event, virtually! They launched The Baby Show Live @ Home which was great for me, as I thought lockdown would mean no baby shows for us at all. It was an amazing event full of talks, advice, competitions and The Baby Show was giving 20% off all products. Though it ran across the whole weekend, anyone who knows Hubby and I, knows how lazy we can be. In true A. style, Saturday was a right off, I was shattered and Hubby wasn’t feeling doing anything at all (kind of annoying as I wish he would pick…

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    Career Journey,  Coding,  Online Learning,  Perseverance,  Self Doubt

    Self-Doubt – This Coding Thing Ain’t Easy!

    Send help, self-doubt is kicking in….! You may have seen from my last career post I have signed up to an Introduction to Computer Services course. I have watched 2 lectures thus far, and going through the lectures I was like, ‘yup I get it’, answering the lecturer’s questions, making loads of notes, etc. Come to the homework (or pset – problem set – as everyone calls it on the forum) for week 1 and I am lost. I do the first exercise OK, mainly because it is exactly what the lecturer discussed in the lecture, and then the rest go way over my head. I have to figure them…

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    Complaint,  Mum Life,  NHS,  Pregnancy,  Speaking Up

    My NHS Experience…(Part 1)

    Now I have to start this post praising the NHS staff; they have been on the front line of this pandemic in the UK. I cannot imagine where we would be without their services and dedication to the sick. They have done a phenomenal job and we, the British public should be more appreciative of the NHS, not just now, but ongoing and they deserve a lot more funding than what the Conservatives give, but that’s another story. Now that being said, I have had a negative experience of the NHS while being pregnant and my complaints started well before the pandemic reached us, so it is important to stress…

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    Blogging,  Career Coaches,  Career Journey,  Coding,  Online Learning,  Photoshop

    My Career Journey Thus Far…

    When I was in school, I wasn’t one of those people who was drawn to a career and knew exactly how they were going to get there. I knew I wanted to do something that included the arts perhaps, but that was about it. By the time uni came around I wanted to get into production, TV or radio, I wasn’t fussed, but most of my experience was in radio so that’s what I focused on. Once I finished uni however, this was hard to get into without having to work for free. I loved the hours spent at a radio station though, I even used to travel to Oxford…

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    1st Trimester,  Mum Life,  Pregnancy,  Symptoms

    We’re Pregnant!

    Hubby and I had everything planned after a year or two of dating: I wanted to be engaged by 28 *tick*, married by 30 *tick* and we’d get pregnant after I’d celebrated my 30th birthday. Hubby was good with this, if anything he wanted to bring the timeline up because he’s a couple of years older than me. Fast forward to 5 years together, we had gotten married and after we got back from honeymoon we stopped contraception. I’d heard it can take up to a year for the pill to leave your body, if you’d been taking it for as long as I had (10+ years). But we were…