This month I want to share my experience of a lifetime.
I am very fortunate to have a beautiful family and a vocation I love. So, every once in a while I get the urge to help others less fortunate than me. Challenging myself not only to feed my slight addiction to adrenaline, but also in raising lots of cash for charities close to my heart.
A dog is for life, not just Christmas
This slogan was the brain child of Clarissa Baldwin to reduce the thousands of puppies being abandoned post-Christmas having been purchased as Christmas presents. Unfortunately, this problem still remains and many puppies are purchased during the festive period without careful thought, research and ensuring that the recipient definitely wants one!
It’s well known among my family and friends that I suffer from depression. I always have and over the years it’s got the better of me to the point where, once or twice, I’ve seriously considered suicide. I don’t write that sentence lightly, but when you’ve stopped yourself jumping in front of the 09.32 to London Victoria at the last moment, then worked so hard to make sure you’re never in that state again, I reckon you’ve earned the right to talk about it at least.
Balancing busy lives with dog ownership can be a juggling act, especially with the added pressures running through Christmas.
I have days even when Christmas isn’t on the horizon when I ‘guilt out’ that Prudence and Mr Binks aren’t getting enough attention while I’m absorbed on my laptop