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An adoption story

An adoption story

I was raised in Dundee, Scotland in a large family and as such I have always loved children. It wasn’t a surprise to family and friends that I became a nursery nurse and filled my days caring for little children. I loved my job! My greatest desire of all was to be a mum: I dreamed of being pregnant and taking care of a big family. I met Mark in a whirlwind romance and found myself married and living in Arizona, USA. We both wanted children immediately and expected that pregnancy would come easily (as it had with all of our brothers and sisters) but that was not the case for us. With every negative test I fell further and further into depression. Every monthly cycle was a cruel reminder of my helpless reality. Share the...
Happy 1st birthday, Warriors!!

Happy 1st birthday, Warriors!!

Well would you Adam and Eve it?? This very day last year I posted my first ever blog and Planet Warrior was born! In that time I’ve been a regular blogger and then a more infrequent blogger (lazy GW) but one thing has remained constant – my love and appreciation of you, my Warriors of the World! I am so grateful for your support and encouragement and the lovely comments you have left on my blog and on my Facebook page. The highlight of all this blogging malarky is, for sure, the new friendships that have been forged along the way and there have been lots of them. I may have met you whilst travelling, at a blogging conference or you may have simply come into my life via my Facebook page. Whoever you are, wherever you are, consider yourself a Warrior and my friend. Share the...
Naughty, naughty little Ginger Warrior!!

Naughty, naughty little Ginger Warrior!!

Look at this picture of me when I was 10 and say the first word that comes into your head! What was it? Was it angelic? Sweet? Innocent? Adorable? I’m going to take a wild stab in the dark and guess that none of those adjectives first sprung to mind upon viewing my freckly and very round face and you’d be right, my Warriors of the World, for I was none of those adjectives. If you opted for naughty, mischievous, wayward or wilful then you were much closer to the mark! Share the...
Are you going to grow old gracefully?

Are you going to grow old gracefully?

Pictures of actress Renee Zellwegger have been doing the rounds in the press and on various social media platforms and apparently people can’t believe what they are seeing. “Why does her face look so different?” asks The Telegraph. Her “face is unrecognisable” says The Daily Mail. The assumption is that she has gone under the knife in order to remain as fresh faced and youthful as possible in an industry in which you’re expected to remain as fresh faced and youthful as possible! Imagine that. Whether or not Renee has resorted to cosmetic surgery to hold back the hands of time is irrelevant –  the pressure to pursue the fountain of youth is real and is keenly felt by most who find themselves in the inescapable glare of the media spotlight. Share the...
Happy Birthday, Craigy Boy!!

Happy Birthday, Craigy Boy!!

Look who’s celebrating his 22 x 2 +1 birthday today… To celebrate his special day we went to Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park on Sunday and that will be the subject of Thursday’s blog post so make sure to tune in! But for now let’s focus on the main event that IS this handsome (old) man of mine! Share the...
Suck it up, spread ’em, get it done!

Suck it up, spread ’em, get it done!

The vast majority of women hate it to the extent that 1 in 5 of us ignore the dreaded letter that arrives like clockwork once every three years (or once every 5 years if you’re over 50). You start to forget about the letter which is now at the bottom of a very large pile of other correspondence you’re choosing to overlook until, lo and behold, you receive a reminder. Then another and another after that. It seems the NHS would like you to take their invitation to participate in a potentially life-saving procedure seriously. Share the...