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Life in our Bubble: Weekend


It’s Saturday morning, early. My partner is sleeping after a period of wakefulness in the middle of the night. Our daughter is curled up in bed listening to audio stories. She’s been drifting in and out of sleep for a while but isn’t ready to get up yet.  I hear occasional chuckles emanate from her

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Life in our Bubble: Watering Can


Our daughter first sat independently when she was two-and-a-half. She took a few independent steps at around seven. She still needs help with walking but can take the initiative when it suits her and walk short distances in the house to get to where she wants to be. When we tell people how she was

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Life in our Bubble: Haircut


When our daughter was young she had long blonde hair, wavy and thick. We tied it up, plaited it, kept it off her face with a variety of colourful slides. We thought she looked beautiful. Our local hairdresser was very accommodating when she needed a trim. On a couple of occasions he even opened his

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Life in our Bubble: But I love her…


People come and go. It’s how the world works. We understand its fluidity, constant motion, however subtle and slow. In our world, our daughter’s world especially, constancy is crucial though. And sometimes we just want to stay still for a while. Despite our best efforts, unfortunately it’s not always possible. The other day one of

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Life in our Bubble: Breathing Space


Much as we love our daughter and enjoy our family life at home together, we need a break from each other from time to time. I don’t need to say how all encompassing and unrelenting it is being a carer. Finding time and space for ourselves can be a challenge. It’s also important to us