My year as a Hearing Dog Puppy Socialiser

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If you follow us on social media, you may already feel you know this gorgeous chap. This is Kimba, he’s a cocker spaniel and for the past year, my Mum and I have been training him to be a Hearing Dog for Deaf People. Today was the bittersweet ending to our amazing year with him… 

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It don’t mean a thing (if it ain’t got that swing)

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This weekend I’m having a go at something I’ve wanted to try for ages… lindy hop! I’m not feeling terribly optimistic I’ll be any good (quite frankly, even zumba is a stretch for me!) but I’m hoping to have a giggle whatever happens. I’m doing a two-day workshop organised by Swing Dance Bristol and I’ll… 

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Reflections: one year, one boy, 1,004 ft above London

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See the girl waving on the left… that’s me. And next to me… that’s ‘K’. I’ve not introduced you before, but for the last year this funny, complex 10 year old has been my most familiar weekend companion. Two summers ago I applied to be a mentor through Chance UK, a charity that matches volunteers… 

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Confessions of an anonymous blogger

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The new year has begun, I’ve turned over, and a crisp, clean page of Decorator’s Notebook is waiting to be filled. But as a naturally reflective person I’d be foolish not to spend a few moments reviewing lessons learned before I uncap my digital pen and let loose on that fresh new page. You see,… 

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Yes, it’s true…

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At present I only have family members and a handful of spammers for followers so please come and like Decorator’s Notebook’s Facebook page so I don’t feel like a complete social media recluse. In return, I’ll be posting freebies, giveaways and exciting snippets of news so come and join my gang! Don’t forget, you can… 

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