MAD – Word of the Week

No, I’m not MAD, although some might disagree. My word of the week is MAD which stands for Mum and Dad and I’m  a finalist in the 2016 blog Awards! I’ve been a finalist three times now, I’ve never won and you know what they say, three times a bridesmaid, never a bride. Well, I really don’t expect to win, I’m up against some fabulous bloggers in my category, Schooldays. 
Sarah from Extraodinary Chaos
Jenny from Let’s talk Mommy
Karen from Stopping At Two
Good luck everyone! I’m looking forward to meeting you.
I also need to give a shout out to Steph from Steph’s Two Girls who is up for an outstanding contribution award. I’ve been with Steph every time I’ve been at the awards but this is the first time she’s actually been a finalist so I’m so chuffed for her. She does a brilliant job at educating everyone about a specific type of autism, PDA, and helps so many people along the way. My fingers are tightly crossed for her x
So, thoughts of the awards have occupied my mind all week, I’ve my dress, shoes, bag, train tickets, hotel reservation and babysitters sorted for the littlies. I’m excited to be having a night away with my partner, we’ve never been away alone before. He needs to come with me this year as I just can’t cope alone with my disabilities.
It’s going to be a fabulous night and I wish everyone there the best of luck and if you don’t win, don’t worry,  it’s still wonderful to have made it this far and it’s such a wonderful event to be part of.
I’d like to say a big Thank You to everyone who took the time to nominate and vote for me. It really means so much to me.


(This girl actually reminds me of me as a kid, thanks to my mum and her love of ringlets)

In other news…in case you read my word of the week a couple of weeks ago I’d like to report that I can now drive my car! Actually driving with your hands is pretty easy, I just need to learn to brake a little more gently.

Also, I had a visit with my consultant which I talk about more later. I waited 8 months for this appointment and learnt quite a lot. I also had some new medication which might help my spasms. I’m still recovering but I’ve lots of hope to get much better.

The Reading Residence


  1. September 16, 2016 / 8:39 am

    Congrats and wishing you the best of luck at the MADS….I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you!
    I hope you have a wonderful time! x

  2. September 16, 2016 / 9:47 am

    Exciting week! I hope you have a fab time tonight, wishing you luck! And that's great news about the car, too x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  3. RainbowsR2beautiful
    September 16, 2016 / 9:47 am


  4. Dean B
    September 16, 2016 / 11:14 am

    Oh good luck! Will keep everything crossed for you 😉 Hope you win! Then again being a finalist is also great isn't it? #wotw

  5. angiemwebster77
    September 16, 2016 / 12:12 pm

    Congratulations Anne and best of luck ! I'm sure you will have a fabulous night regardless of the outcome. #WotW

  6. September 16, 2016 / 1:25 pm

    Aww congratulations and goodluck! Such an amazing thing to be nominated! #wotw

  7. September 16, 2016 / 10:14 pm

    Oh. Good luck. Whatever the outcome, I hope you have an amazing evening. So many fabulous bloggers out there that to be nominated puts you right up there. #wotw

  8. optrixxaris1
    September 17, 2016 / 3:19 pm

    Yay well done you on getting to be a finalist and I hope you have a great night. Great to hear you can now drive and I do hope the wedding plans are still going well. #WotW

  9. travelingchristie
    September 17, 2016 / 5:51 pm

    Ah it was so lovely to meet you last night Anne it was a great night wasn't? I am so glad you can drive it must make such a huge difference x

  10. September 17, 2016 / 8:36 pm

    Thank you Kim, I didn't win but it was a wonderful evening x

  11. September 17, 2016 / 8:36 pm

    It was lovely to meet you…and to be sitting at the same table 🙂

  12. September 17, 2016 / 8:37 pm

    Thank you Dean, I didn't win but I had a wonderful evening and yes making it to the finals is really great x

  13. September 17, 2016 / 8:38 pm

    Thank you, I am always surprised at being nominated, it's such a lovely celebration of bloggers.

  14. September 17, 2016 / 8:39 pm

    Thank you, there were certainly many amazing bloggers there last night, it was lovely to meet so many of them.

  15. September 17, 2016 / 8:41 pm

    Thank you, it was a great evening. I'm so happy that I can drive again it's making a big difference to my life already. The wedding plans are almost completed, we'll soon just be waiting for our special day 🙂

  16. September 17, 2016 / 8:42 pm

    It was lovely to meet you too. So many lovely bloggers there last night, I had a real good time. x

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