Rachaele's Blog

Baby Loss Awareness Week

Baby Loss Awareness Week

I remember after having Edie by C-section the Surgeon came to see me.She explained how I must rest for the next six weeks, take it easy. Her parting words as she left have always remained with me "When an operation happens so often, people stop seeing how serious it is - and believe me when I tell you that what you have just had is a serious operation".Losing babies is the same, it happens weekly, daily, hourly.One in four pregnancies end in miscarriage, we hear of people giving birth to stillborn babies & having ectopic pregnancies regularly but somehow, because...

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International day of the Girl - Betsy

International day of the Girl - Betsy

Yesterday I received a call from Betsy's Head of year. She told me she was calling with good news which makes a change - usually it’s to inform me her skirt’s too short or she’s arrived at school late despite leaving from home on time.I started thinking perhaps for the first time she hadn't burned her ingredients in Food tech, or she had secretly completed an amazing homework project I didn't spot or maybe she had received fantastic marks for working so hard in class.  No, what Betsy had done is waded through a massive crowd of people where one...

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Today is World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day

To highlight this I have decided to do so by writing a thank-you letter to one of our very special Crew members....  Dear G,Last year I began receiving emails from a lady being subjected to Domestic abuse. The detail of her emails, from a false account, were so horrific I prayed it was a hoax.After some time it became clear it wasn't. She ended up being rescued, by the Police, close to death.Other than me, she had no-one.She told me all about you, her best friend, who she had been stopped seeing by her perpetrator five years earlier.  I spent...

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When a family is destroyed

When a family is destroyed

When a family is destroyed....

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Joshua - Birdboy

Joshua - Birdboy

Joshua, Your hobby has become quite famous upon this page.  When you’re now in public women you don’t know shout “Bird boy” regularly.  Between the months of March to July your love of Bird watching & nest finding takes over.  Any free time you have you spend on Dartmoor, leaving before 4am and returning at 6pm either on a massive high or a mega low depending on how your day has gone.  In the past year you’ve travelled to Iceland, Furteventura & the Pyrenees trying to find the rarest of birds.  And we fight.  We fight because at times I...

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