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It's been a while! I'm back with another few words from my mind. Since 1996 I have been deeply involved in creating, maintaining and updated websites based on pop groups. Back in 1996 it was The Spice Girls (Nothing But Spice), then this moved onto Steps (Generation Steps) then onto [...]
Sun, Sep 04, 2016
Source: Matt – PopGoesThe90s
To make the end of Volnteers week I wrote this blog for Strong Young Minds, one of the websites I write my blogs for. So I thought I'd share it with you all. Please feel free to ask me any questions I am writing this as Dumfries and Galloway's [...]
Sun, Jun 12, 2016
Source: Amy – Seeing the ABILITY within the disABILITY
Rosie recently sent me a blog to read on the Mind website from George, discussing life with his girlfriend and this got me thinking. George mentions the sigma surrounding hidden illnesses, differences and disabilities – although improving, the BBC yesterday ran a story on exam stress and increased suicide [...]
Sat, May 28, 2016
Source: Matt – PopGoesThe90s
So some of you may have noticed it's been over 5 months since I last blogged. I haven't forgotten – I've just fallen of the metaphorical grid since January. There's a few reason's for this. The main one being I have myself a new job! Well ish… I started in [...]
Sat, May 14, 2016
Source: Hannah – Dyspraxichick
It's been a while since I put my mind to a blog, but Rosie has been asking me to do one for a while, so here goes! As Rosie's blog has hit a major milestone of 100,000 visitors, I think now is a good as time as ever to go [...]
Thu, Apr 28, 2016
Source: Matt – PopGoesThe90s
I am in my second year as Chair of the Board of Directors of Inspired Communities Trust who are behind The Usual Place Cafe in Dumfries. We are an non for profit distributing social enterprise company. Our aim is too provide training and employment for young people with additional support [...]
Fri, Apr 22, 2016
Source: Amy – Seeing the ABILITY within the disABILITY