Supporting others in need during Covid-19

There are plenty of people and businesses who need support during these difficult and unique times. Personally, I’ve got plenty to do with homeschooling 3 children with a wide age range, I can clap for the NHS, I can even volunteer for them and  I can put hand drawn rainbows in windows, but aside fromContinue reading “Supporting others in need during Covid-19”

Norfolk Clubhouse, a new social enterprise supporting people with mental health. Interested in helping?

“A Clubhouse is a safe place that provides a sustainable lifelong support system for people living with mental health conditions.” June Webb is a Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor who lives in Norwich.  She’s dedicated her career to helping others as a social worker, housing advisor and coach. Her new venture is setting up the NorfolkContinue reading “Norfolk Clubhouse, a new social enterprise supporting people with mental health. Interested in helping?”

Helping Norfolk families in need. The growth of Baby Bank Norfolk and how you can help.

The need has grown significantly. This could be partly due to awareness but partly due to social circumstances and demand. Baby Bank Norfolk was founded in 2016 by Vicki Woods but I have only recently heard of it through Norwich Foodbank. I am finding with this blog that one interview easily leads into another andContinue reading “Helping Norfolk families in need. The growth of Baby Bank Norfolk and how you can help.”

The work of Norwich Foodbank and my personal thoughts for Lent 2020.

As it’s Ash Wednesday today and the start of Lent 2020, I’ve been thinking about food. During Lent, I’m planning to buy extra food and collect for Norwich Foodbank during my weekly family food shop, spending the same amount of money, but less on myself. For this blog, I have previously spoken to Hannah Worsley,Continue reading “The work of Norwich Foodbank and my personal thoughts for Lent 2020.”

Love, Light, Norwich. A new festival celebrating art and innovation, with the themes of love, belonging and wellbeing. The story of a fine idea.

Not a fan of Valentine’s Day or at least the commercialism surrounding it? How about taking part in a new festival aimed at celebrating the themes of love and belonging.  From Thursday 13th February to Saturday 15th February 2020, Norwich plays host to a new festival called ‘Love, Light, Norwich’. The aim of the threeContinue reading “Love, Light, Norwich. A new festival celebrating art and innovation, with the themes of love, belonging and wellbeing. The story of a fine idea.”

Friend in Deed, the Norfolk based charity creating friendships across generations. The story of Kelly Lindsay.

What I hope one day is that this is just commonplace, that a charity like us isn’t needed, and everyone just walks down to their local care home and says hello. Kelly is one of life’s good people, busy and exuding energy with a smile and the willpower and panache to get things done. WeContinue reading “Friend in Deed, the Norfolk based charity creating friendships across generations. The story of Kelly Lindsay.”

Everyone is welcome in Norwich. The story of Winchester Tower.

At the end of January 2020, the United Kingdom left the European Union. Brexit happened. Whatever view you take on this, you’ll notice through reading my blog that as a former journalist, I try to stay as balanced as possible with my writing. Our Prime Minister had a party (behind closed doors) while Nigel FarageContinue reading “Everyone is welcome in Norwich. The story of Winchester Tower.”

Norwich History. How the wisdom and story of Black Beauty led to sweeping reforms in the Victorian era. The story of Anna Sewell.

No, Harry, I am very serious. I am ashamed to see how men go on that ought to know better. An election is a very serious thing; at least it ought to be, and every man ought to vote according to his conscience, and let his neighbour do the same. Quite a pertinent quote, IContinue reading “Norwich History. How the wisdom and story of Black Beauty led to sweeping reforms in the Victorian era. The story of Anna Sewell.”

Little Explorers and a Friend in Deed. Our visit to a dementia day care centre in Norwich.

Today Nathaniel and I went to visit a dementia day care home for the first time with a Norfolk based charity called Friend in Deed. I am just going to write a short post as I’m meeting the founder of the charity Kelly Lindsay soon, and I will be able to speak to her andContinue reading “Little Explorers and a Friend in Deed. Our visit to a dementia day care centre in Norwich.”

Community Cafes helping those in need in Norwich

I’ve always enjoyed a good, proper coffee and can tell you the best places to go in Norwich. Add a slice of chocolate cake and I’m there. But I’ve discovered a way to make the coffee taste even better, if that’s possible.  A way of enjoying a hot drink and helping others at the sameContinue reading “Community Cafes helping those in need in Norwich”