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Hope you all are okay!
Have switched over to the new blogger, and hopefully it will be good! How are you all? Enjoying the start of the new year? The year has started off being a funny one for me, what with having a dreadful, cold, stomach bug and feeling bad after the Xmas season. Hopefully this year will be good for me, and I have started back at college.
Also hope to update this blog as it needs to be boosted with news of how I am doing and also will have to find new readers somehow or get the old ones back, so if you have a blog, please tell all that you know, that I am back and ready for blog pals at any time.
Hope you all enjoyed my fame on the Ouch podcast too, still have that night imprinted on my brain and I know Xmas is over but it is still good to listen to and a reminder of the night that we all enjoyed those of us who went.
See you more this year!
Christmas Message to end this year!
Hi all! Thought I would write a christmas message to end the new year in style!
This year has been a funny one for me, a year of being chosen to be in meetings, to be a secretary and take down the minutes. A year where I have been part of something big and worked in a different place with new people, and learnt new skills. Have had to be more assertive too, and forward thinking in paperwork which I have managed successfully.
Have made new friends and networked just by going to a BBC building and being part of something truly special. Have also learnt that others find it difficult to get along with their own problems and to be thankful that they have the same problems as I do sometimes.
Have impressed certain members of my family by working in a professional capacity and and have made them see sense that I can do things in a mature adult way.
I think that this blog has suffered greatly while I have been busy but I have trawled through other websites and that has stopped me from being here.
I wish more dear readers would stop by and comment here and things to get back to normal and I promise that next year I will make a point of returning to here and showing respect to it by posting things on here.
I think I have walked forward to becoming more mature though and have kept an open mind to pushing on with paperwork.
Facebook, MySpace, Youtube, and other forums have made me interested this year and have become an active member of such websites as mentioned here, and also Master McMillan's fine tavern have kept me enthralled too. Chris McMillan continues to be a good friend as does Ben the young student who joked with me at the Christmas podcast recording and is master Bingosnrub,on Ouch boards. Glad to have him as a new friend on board.
And so dear reader as Christmas approaches, and you look forward to ripping the paper off your presents to see if you have the latest CD/book/DVD and the like, and families get together and you see grandmother or grandfather or your Dad asleep after dinner, or the dog is sick after eating too much turkey, or the cat is sick,
I say to you, Merry Christmas!
Christmas is nearly here, everything is great!
Thought I would write on this old faithful blog , miss it sometimes and it is always around to write on and for all of you to comment on. Hopefully you will not have forgotten it or just read it, but if you do read it, please feel free to leave a comment even if it is a small comment bloggers!
Anyhow, Christmas is getting ever nearer and finally I am accepting it is nearer! After having a starange Xmas dinner in May to welcome the return of my dear sister!
Have been working hard and have been working with a charity called Herts Pass which helps disabled people to gain direct payments to fund things like P.A's and other things that they may need and they have acquired some money from the National Big Lottery fund to provide equipment and to employ an Employment Facilitator. I am involved in an Operations Group with some students I know and we had a selection day yesterday to choose an applicant for the facilitator job. It was very exciting and I felt positively good as I helped with the grouo task being in a group with three applicants and a student who is in the operations group with me.
That group task was in the morning and then we had a discussion to collect the annswers that each individual group came up with to talk about problems and barriers that disabled people face in employment.
After lunch we then had the interviews and I was part of the interview panel and gave questions to each individual applicant and they had to give a presentation to which they did well, but some went over the allocated five minutes but that didnt matter.
Finally we came to our conclusions and the best man got the job. We all liked him and he was very friendly, good with involving all of us and we all felt that he had a brilliant rapport with all of us. I am glad for him as I liked and I talked to him firstly when he rang up to ask about the job few weeks back. I cant wait to have him working with us for three years and working at Herts Pass. He'll enjoy it!
Also I have good news too! I have been selected to go in the audience of the Ouch Christmas Podcast! Yay! I cannot wait! I hope it will be good and it will be nice to see some of the messageboarders, and maybe even some of you!
Will report back to you at some stage after wards to tell you how it went but maybe I might not have to! You could probably listen in to it afterwards when Damon puts it up on the website!
I want an Ouch podcast mug though! Would be really nice next to my other Ouch goodies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Things I never knew but found out and the Ouch podcast.
In certain places and objects that I come across in my life, I find out things I never knew, and I think we all find out things dont we, us human beings and crips or people with disabilities.
For instance, today I learnt that eating coley, is not just for cats, humans can also eat it which I never knew about, and even if I am watching television I find things that I never knew about before and things start to interest me, and it can take me time to learn, Trust me!
Once I start learning, I find that things become clearer, and that I start enjoying it.
I was surfing the web as I often do, and I found out about a guy who had made the Ouch podcast jingle, and I had never known that before so that was another thing I learned.
I think that people with mild or minor learning disabilities find that it does take them quite a bit of time to learn about things anyway but with the help and support of others it does help a great deal, and the support of family and friends is invaluable, although it is advisable for them not to treat you differently otherwise we wont learn and make good progress, it will be a slow progress instead.
I also am glad that the Ouch podcast is back, getting off the subject for a minute and glad that they decided it was a right thing to broadcast.
Where would we be without it! We who write on Ouch love it and it 's the only thing that keeps me sane sometimes, when things are bad.
Wonder if any of you bloggers are going to be at the Christmas podcast that they are having? I have asked Emma from Ouch to put my name down and have been allowed to go, I can't wait! It will be good and hopefully see Liz and Mat again.
I have met Liz and Mat before on separate occasions but them together will be great and to be part of the podcast too.
Did I have a blog here? Whoops! Sorry to forget!
Apologies to forget about posting here. I have been very busy and sometimes I have given this blog the push off and have felt guilty of missing it and writing here. I should write more here as when I wrote here, it helped me a lot to get rid of any demons, and this was a place to talk about them.
Most of you enjoy my blog and possibly have missed it.
Well thought I would tell you that I have returned! I am back to share my feelings and opinions with you.
What can I tell you in this blog entry?
I have been doing well in my new house and have been making it feel homely and I feel it is better than my old house. I have put in lots of nice things and it was easy to move as it was a nice day when I moved and I have been enjoying the delights of the village.
Take a look at the website to see what Welwyn is like:http://www.welwyn.org.uk
Welwyn is a pretty village that is between Stevenage and St Albans and it has lots of character.
I have been doing well at work, and my strength at work seems to be the admin side of it, so Damon, am still around if you need me! Joke!
Also have been actively writing on Ouch as you all may have seen and am chuffed that my thread on the deaf impersonator had so many replies (175!) and thanks to any blogger pals that wrote on it too, you were a star!
I love the new podcast the sixth one and I think it is very friendly and Mat, Liz and the work experience kid Ruth seem to be very friendly as well.
I have also been actively going on my blog and profile on MySpace and have Liz and Tanyalee from Bravetarts as a friend on there and have had messages from them too. Take a look at my page and you'll see them on there.
I may give this address of this blog out to Liz and Tanyalee too, so that they can write here, so if they read about this, hello to them!
Will probably write more about my thoughts and feelings next time so watch this space, I shall be back!
This neglected blog
I am really sorry for neglecting this blog, I have been really busy and for reasons I won't go into, blogging has not worked for me on this blog and on my other on MySpace as only a few people seem to be only reading it and they turn out to be either anonymous or spammers.
So have decided to leave blogging. It has been fun but have to give it up some day. Maybe I will come back , we'll see.
Bye for now blogpals!
Just a quick note to say that I am still on this blog even though I do my MySpace one. Sorry I haven't posted here in a while but shall return to here as soon as I can. Hope you all are well, and that you are all enjoying your lives,.
Hopefully I should be moving next week so will catch up with you all then.
Bye for now, love you all,