A small pilot scheme aiming to improve maternity care has been axed. It’s left some pregnant women suddenly without the care they were expecting and wondering where to turn now. It also raises questions for maternity services nationwide. It was announced this week that Neighbourhood Midwives is to close. The group operated an NHS continuity-of-care pilot… Continue reading What Happened To Continuity Of Care?
Last week was half term. Much needed by everyone. We had a fairly chilled out break, mostly hanging around in our local park, but we did decide to do a proper outing one day. I say outing, but this wasn’t just a fun day for the kids. We visited Down House, the home of Charles… Continue reading A Day Out With Darwin
Notice anything different? Well if I’ve managed to do this properly then southwarkbelle.com will now bring you here, my new WordPress blog. I decided it was time to try swapping over as WordPress is easily the main platform for blogs now and I need to use it for my reviews over on Festivalkidz.com. So it’s… Continue reading Welcome To The New Southwarkbelle
Embed from Getty Images //embed.gettyimages.com/embed/596759703?et=IdX6zFd2TYNUn4IziQp60w&viewMoreLink=off&sig=tx-EtnckGag0EyOdjj4xzKM58AhLBwCanOI8zyNa7oA=&caption=true I have to admit to a little guilty pleasure, the Mumsnet AIBU thread. If you’re not familiar with it, AIBU stands for “Am I Being Unreasonable?” and the answer is quite often yes, yes you really are. This week someone asked “AIBU to wonder how people cope living in London”… Continue reading How To Cope With Living In London
I’ve deliberately been writing less about my kids on this blog this year, focusing on the health stories and bad science that far fewer “mummy bloggers” write about. I guess I’m finding a niche as all those how to be a blogger posts tell you to. But I’ve really enjoyed putting together a few memories… Continue reading 2014 In Pictures
For those who like them, sorry for the lack of science rants recently, if you’re going to blog about people getting complicated stuff wrong you have to put in a lot of time making sure you aren’t also talking out of your own *ahem* and time has been in short supply of late. Today’s strike… Continue reading London With A Four Year Old: The Natural History Museum And Beyond
I did this for 2012 and it turned out to be a post that I came back to many times to remember what was, for us, a very special year. 2013 had a LOT to live up to after the birth of baby M and of course the Olympics in our very own home city.… Continue reading 2013 A Year In Pictures