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The Awesomeness Challenge: Smashed!

My Awesomeness Challenge for Hugo’s third birthday, and to celebrate the third anniversary of me being not dead went ahead as planned on Monday 20 February 2017…and I smashed it! Not only did I smash the fitness challenge itself – check out the video below for highlights of the 12 exercises – but my fundraising […] Read more…

Hugo’s Legacy In The News

  Hugo’s Legacy has been in the news. Awareness is a key component of Hugo’s Legacy: I am proud that I have been asked to talk about my boy in two major interviews recently. BBC Radio The first was a live radio interview for BBC Three Counties Radio. I was called by the producer out […] Read more…

Awesomeness Challenge: An Update

The Awesomeness Challenge is less than four weeks away already! Blimey! To recap, I am doing a fitness challenge on 20 February to celebrate Hugo’s third birthday, and the third anniversary of the day I could have died. The idea behind it is to celebrate life, raise awareness of HELLP syndrome and premature babies, and […] Read more…

Reflecting on 2016: Did I Blossom?

It seems like only five minutes ago that I was creating my Stellar story and publishing my post about why I had chosen ‘Blossom’ as my word for 2016. I had procrastinated about writing this post. I wasn’t sure if I could be bothered: I wanted to look towards the future, to leave the sorrows […] Read more…

A Fresh Direction

You may or may not have noticed that my posts here have become less and less frequent. I am so proud of what I have achieved, and continue to achieve through this blog and through Hugo’s Legacy. For all that, though, I have to be honest with myself and admit that campaigning and activism is […] Read more…

Be A Stormtrooper

Create change! Make a difference! Be a radical! Be a stormtrooper! Yes, you read that correctly. No, not a Jedi. A stormtrooper. Yes, that feels counterintuitive, but hear me out: if you have seen Star Wars The Force Awakens, you will remember Finn. We are introduced to Finn as FN-2187, but during a massacre on […] Read more…

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