Boo’s Blood Test

I really just wanted to give you all a quick update on our journey towards a diagnosis with our little Georgie.
Today Boo went to the hospital for his blood test.
He did so, so well. I imagined it would be rather sad for George, but it ended up being absolutely fine.
George and Daddy took a taxi to the hospital, which was very exciting.
There was lots of numbing lotion for Georgie’s hands, and then the really kind nurses distracted Georgie with a cool train app on an iPad.

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Big George didn’t even notice that they were taking his blood.
Now we will have to wait for about eight weeks until we will be told the results of the blood test, whether it is hereditary and what kind of treatment options and other things may be available to help our little mouse.

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Turn Your Passion Into a Business – Workshop – Giveaway

A lot of people work very hard to turn their passion into a business, be it painting, writing, crafting, childcare, cleaning or whatever else you may be good at, but it can sometimes seem like this is a privilege that only works out for the lucky few.
My good friend Natasha Seidel is one of the people who has made it, who has turned her dream into a business that earns her a more than comfortable living, and now she wants to help you to achieve the same. It is not as tricky a you may think, and it is certainly not impossible!

Natasha came to England when she was 19 to work as an au pair.
With nothing more than £50 in her pocket she discovered that she had a passion and natural talent for working with children. She then studied BA Early Childhood Studies, became a Forest School Leader and a Montessori Teacher.
Working to turn her passion into a business and making her dream a reality she now owns an absolutely sensational 120 place nursery in London.
In addition to her hugely successful nursery Natasha has owned a number of other businesses which were successful in their field.

Natasha has been attending courses and classes as a hobby, and in these courses she has met many people who would have liked to turn their passion, skill or talent into a viable business but struggled with where to begin.
Natasha is a people person and excels at business advice, help and guidance. Natasha wants to help YOU to turn your dream into a reality. Knowing Natasha personally I trust her and know that she is good at what she does.

Natasha and her lovely family

Speaking to Natasha privately about her new workshops she said something to me which I found important to share. When asked what makes her workshops different to other workshops she replied:

“I find help is hard to come by because people don’t like helping each other as they are afraid of competition. I’m not. I am willing to help with a 100% honesty and conviction and truthfulness.

Natasha will be hosting workshops in London and in High Wycombe. There are places for up to 12 people at a time only to ensure that everyone will get all the help they need, and Natasha will be talking about what makes a business a success, how to turn your vision into a reality or how to improve your existing business.
These sessions are aimed at small businesses, creative people, makers, cottage industries, etsy sellers and so on. If you have a dream, Natasha can help you make it a reality.
Each person will also get a one to one session with Natasha during the day, to ask any private questions, share business worries or concerns and make sure you have all that you need to work towards making your business a success.

Living your dream

The first workshop will be on 28th April in Shoreditch, London, and Natasha is generously offering one of our readers a place at her very first workshop.
If you are free on the 28th of April between 9am and 4pm, enter below.
This is an amazing opportunity to learn from someone who truly knows what they are talking about, and I’m so honoured to be offering a space to one of you!
Natasha has written about her workshop a bit more here.
To book a place in the workshop you can email Natasha at [email protected]

Good luck!

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George’s Diagnosis Progress

Hello lovely friends!
Goodness, it has been a tricky time for our little family, we are all so sniffly and poorly, this cold just did not seem to want to go!
We are all better now, so prepare to catch up with all the things that have been happening over here in the life of the Flower family!
Our big Georgie had his appointment with the child development specialist who is the doctor in charge of deciding about which kind of genetic testing to do.
She was very kind and supportive and will help us find cloth diapers in George’s size, as well as referring us to a dentist who specialises in helping children who have special needs. It’s very exciting and we are so grateful for the support.

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The doctor said that she thinks that Angelman Syndrome is a possibility, and George will have his blood test next week to check for a variety of chromosomal and genetic differences. It will then take about eight weeks for us to get the results.
We also have some appointments with a new speech therapist, which is very exciting. We can’t wait to meet her, though we will be so sad to say goodbye to our current speech therapist, who is so kind and seems to genuinely care about Georgie.
It is a very strange time for us, because all these years to us George was simply our George. We never thought of him as a disabled child, and even now, when we change his diaper or when we go to the village with Georgie in his wheelchair, to me he is still only my little baby.

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Because of how gradually all of this has happened we have never stopped to think, and we have never had that one moment of realisation. Even now when strangers smile at me, when they hold doors open for us, it surprises me, because I don’t see what they see. I don’t see a severely disabled child in a wheelchair, I see big George out for a drive in his cool ride, just George being George.
And I really, really love George being George.

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