Friday, November 10, 2017

Science Day at school...

And it's Doctor Rosie, Consultant Cardiologist at your service!

Sunday, November 05, 2017

14 today!

Today our Charlie-Boy turned 14 - which sounds so much more grown up than 13!
We've had a fab weekend - went to a firework display on Friday night, then yesterday we headed into Cardiff to tackle an Escape Room, which was loads of fun, and we got out with a few minutes to spare!
We had tea at a brilliant steak restaurant/art gallery, and much to Charlie's delight we ate our meal inside a dalek... and we all know how much he likes Doctor Who!
Today was fab too - he had loads of birthday messages and visits from friends and family, not to mention being totally spoiled with lota of lovely presents.
Then this afternoon his friend Fi came round for a film and pizza, and some fireworks in the back garden.
Bonfire Night really is a brilliant day for a birthday!
I know I say it every year, but we are so proud of this boy. He never ceases to amaze us and brings us so much joy.
Happy Birthday Chas!

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Back to school





Sent from my iPhoneWell, the summer holidays are over and Rosie went back to school yesterday.
Charlie had an extra day off (he and I went to a Sherlock Escape Room - it was brill and we escaped in almost record time!)
So this morning was the first proper school morning with both of them, and I survived!
House needs a major post-summer blitz, but I'm feeling the need for coffee and a good book first!
Am attaching the obligatory pics - and can you believe how much Chas has grown in the two years since he started secondary school?!
So into Year 1 for Rosie, and Year 9 for Charlie.
Have a fab year kids!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Charlie's talk

Have been meaning to post this link to the YouTube video of Charlie speaking at the medical conference the other day. It's about ten minutes long. Pete missed the first couple of seconds, but the rest is there. So proud of our boy and how far he has come. :-)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Keynote Speaker!

Meet the keynote speaker at the Welsh Fetal Cardiovascular Network's Annual Meeting!
So proud of this boy - he stood up in front of a lecture theatre at full of obstetricians, cardiologists, sonographers and fetal medicine consultants and spoke for 15 minutes about what life is really like with half a heart.
He absolutely nailed it, and left most of the audience in tears (me included!)
And yesterday, he received an invite to the British Medical Association's Patient Information Awards in London in the autumn - Little Hearts Matter's Fontan booklet (which focuses on Charlie's journey through his Fontan surgery) has been nominated for an award, and he has been asked to attend the awards ceremony.
But before that, he's off to a week-long residential theatre school in the West End, culminating in a performance onstage at Her Majesty's Theatre (home to Phantom of the Opera, no less!)
He has such a busy life, but he loves it. The past fortnight, he's finished rehearsals and completed a run of one show, then done his speech, then prepped for an audition yesterday. He got the part, so now the next round of rehearsals begins.
He really never ceases to amaze us. :-)

Saturday, June 10, 2017