Saturday, March 28, 2009



Zip Slide



Life Is Pretty Darn Good

If anyone had told me this time last year that life could be this good, I would have given them a withered look, hehe.

The big plan for a better life took a huge step forward this week.

First of all, I passed my AAT unit 1 skills test. It's the first one of many exams in store for me over the next year, but a huge confidence boost. I started college, only half believing that I could cope with an accountancy course. Halfway through the course, I find that I'm coping with it miles better than anyone else in the class! lol I'm determined to get qualified enough to never have to rely on, be dependant on or 'sponge off' (as I was frequently told) anyone, ever again. I want to be independant, self reliant or if I do ever settle down with anyone in the future it will be as an equal partnership.

I PASSED MY DRIVING TEST! I can hardly believe I did it! I have to keep reminding myself, I did it!

Lastly, and not part of the original plan, hehe, but a big step to freedom nonetheless, I took part in a sponsored zip slide for charity. A bit of rebellion cos I would never have been allowed to do something like it, so I did it because I could, and also for charity of course, haha. Videos to follow.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I Must Be Nuts!!!

I am planning to slide down a long, high up zip wire down the sea wall in the Avon Gorge on Saturday 28th March!

The Precious Drops Campaign aims to raise £250,000 to set up a human milk bank at
Southmead Hospital and keep it running and equipped. The Bristol Milk Bank will be based at Southmead’s Maternity Unit and will supply donor breast milk to babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units at Southmead and St Michael’s in Bristol (run by United Bristol Healthcare Trust).

Milk banks supply donor breast milk to babies in neonatal intensive care units. The milk, collected from healthy screened mothers who have a plentiful supply, is then tested and heat treated. The milk is then given to special care babies whose mothers cannot supply their own milk.

Donations can also be made via the Just Giving website and the Precious Drops Campaign has its own page at