Taking Part in the 40 Days 40 Items Challenge for Prama

Traditionally Lent is a time for giving up something but, as my failed New Year’s Resolutions will show you, I don’t deal well with depriving myself of certain foods. Instead, this year I will be taking part in the 40 Days, 40 Items challenge to support local charity Prama (who I also work for alongside this blog). For those that aren’t aware, the 40 Day, 40 Item challenge involves choosing...

Why We Need to Stop Talking Down to Older People

I am ashamed to say that, until last year, discrimination towards older people was something that I hadn’t really put much thought into. It wasn’t something that really affected me personally, as a woman approaching her thirties, and I just really didn’t have much experience of it directly. Then, whilst away in Somerset with my family, I happened to come across an older gentleman who had fallen off the pavement...