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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

The Appeal Panel

Friday 8th July Blog So this is the week of meetings! This afternoon Charlie and I head to the local Council House Civic Suite to present our case at Lauren’s School Appeal. A friend came to sit with the girls

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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

Blog – A lady called Sue

Friday 23rd Sept I have recently become friends with a lady called Sue. We met at a local support group for parents of disabled children. We have many similar experiences with our children and how they are treated both at

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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

I am so relieved

11th July 2016 So after what seems like an eternity of a weekend, the result day of Lauren’s appeal is finally here. I had to wait until 10am until I could ring the Clerk of the Appeal to get the

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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

Experts do not know better

14th July 2016 Today we all woke up super early. Whilst Annie has been leaving the house to walk to school at 8am for the last two months, the rest of us have not had to get up and be

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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

Now the holiday can begin

23rd July At last – the summer holidays are here! And today….we are going camping! Camping does not come naturally to me, but the children love it so I have made the decision to tolerate it! I have come to

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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

A wet and muddy wheelchair

26th July One of the (few) good things about camping is our awesome tent. When we started fostering, we had to invest in a new tent. We knew that we would need a tent where the children could have their

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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

A lazy few days

Sunday 7th August As finances have been a little tight over the last two years while Charlie has been studying we decided we wouldn’t book a summer holiday this year. We usually have time abroad or hire a cottage in

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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

Meerkats and red pandas

Tuesday 9th August After a week of fairly low key activities we have been saving the best day out until last. It may also have had something to do with waiting for the best day of weather! We were up

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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

A huge dilemma

August Well this week saw the return of a familiar friend of ours – tonsillitis.  Lauren had come back from a day out complaining of a headache, being very over sensitive about everything and generally not feeling too great.  During

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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

One small problem

August 2016 Today we have to get Annie over to the other side of the city to where we used to live for her Orthodontist appointment.  Annie is enjoying wearing her brace as it makes her feel older and more

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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

So here’s the thing

Monday 9th May Oh the exciting life I lead!  I have been waiting for a warm and dry day for several weeks so that I can creosote the fence panels before we move out.  Today is the day.   In preparation

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Fulltime Foster Carer - Harriet author of: A Less Ordinary Family
A Less Ordinary Family

Opportunity Knocks!

Tuesday 1st March Opportunity knocks, often at the most unlikely of times, and in the strangest of ways! Charlie got a text from Annie this afternoon asking for a lift home.  School is less than 10 minutes walk from home,

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