A little bit deaf

About a month ago I was diagnosed with mild to moderate SNHL which means, in a nutshell, I am a little bit deaf. In both ears. It is something which normally happens as we get older, it’s just mine was accelerated a bit. Cos clearly at 39 I’m still young! Well according to the Audiologist […]

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Grief & Living Away

Grief is a funny old beast, usually reserved for loved ones who die, but can also sneak up on you for people who have left, for an incarnation of who you once were, or for a place or time when things were good; different. Living away from home can sometimes seem to be a never […]

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Sentence Starters are…

…great for getting people talking. I bought these coloured lolly pop sticks a little while ago & finally got around to writing on them today. Each stick has the start of a sentence on it which the young people can finish. Ideally they shouldn’t think too hard about what they answer. A way to do […]

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Thinking about Consent

“When we don’t consent to flirting, when it’s not reciprocated and it’s repeated, it is harassment. Hissing “slut” at women is harassment. Rape threats online is harassment.” A contribution by Aylssa Cowell There are only two legitimate reasons for sex: fun or procreation. I cannot think of any other circumstance for it to be okay […]

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Training RSE in Asia

Relationships & Sex Education was a massive part of my previous work history. Until I moved to Brunei in 2014 I trained professionals in the UK in loads of different courses freelance or in partnership with the NHS. Since I’ve been out here I haven’t done much sexual health training at all. Maybe once a […]

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Navigating Tech and Relationships

I worry sometimes about young people and technology. No not for the reasons you might think of straight away. Not the sexting. Not the access to explicit content. Not the bullying. Not the myriad of horrendous people online. I’ve seen young people take down and deal with all of that spectacularly – its a world […]

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Surfing Brunei

I can’t surf. Pretty much because I lack confidence mainly due to my utter dislike of water up my nose and behind my contact lenses. So every year I have a go, then 10 goes into trying to stand I go off in a huff and don’t do it again for another year.  My partner […]

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