Safer Internet Day – Social Media

This year on Tuesday 11th February we have National Safer Internet Day. A day in which the aim is to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and correctly. As a parent the Internet and social media in particular scares me. Therefore days like Safer Internet Day are indeed very much neededContinue reading “Safer Internet Day – Social Media”

My Marathon Journey – Weeks 1 – 4

https://www.justgiving.com/Cockneyinthecountryside I would love to be able to tell you how I applied for the London 2020 Marathon and wrote out my well thought through application but the truth is I can’t remember. The first I knew about my marathon application was when a man from the National Autistic Society called offering me a place.Continue reading “My Marathon Journey – Weeks 1 – 4”

Half a Year Blogging

I can hardly believe its been 6 months since I started my blog Cockney in the Countryside. To be honest this time last August I didn’t know too much about the blogging world and never did I imagine how much starting my blog would change my life. That sounds so dramatic a statement “blogging changedContinue reading “Half a Year Blogging”

Quarter Life Crisis

Over the past few years I have encountered many individuals suffering from the affliction diagnosed as “quarta discrimine” Latin for Quarter Life Crisis Syndrome. After extensive research, conducted through emotional phone calls, from mainly inebriated patients, expressing their rising concerns about their own quarter life crisis, here are my findings. Definition Quarter Life Crisis SyndromeContinue reading “Quarter Life Crisis”

Street Friends

Are you firing up the central heating yet? The winter is slowly seeping in, mannequins model beautiful new coats in twinkling shop fronts, restaurants advertise “winter warmer” specials and children waddle to school encased in thick, woolly hats, gloves and scarves. However for many across our country there is no escape from the bitterness ofContinue reading “Street Friends”

Bounce!

Exercise is something that has helped me greatly throughout my life. I have always been active and as a child, through to 16 swam competitively, training 10 times a week. When I was at my lowest after the move from London, I wasn’t exercising and found myself eating the wrong things at the wrong times.Continue reading “Bounce!”