Visiting Bury St Edmunds

Bury St Edmunds

Right after I just said that I want my blog to be about long-form educational pieces, here I am writing a travel-y post. I just don’t make sense, do I?! Well, the past few weeks have been pretty hard on me at work and I’ve been spending a few moments each day looking into places I can go to for a short trip to just switch off. No work, no educational thinking, just walking, taking nice photos and enjoying somewhere new. [Read more…]

On Influencing People

Charlotte Blogger

Something amazing happened this weekend. As I was saying goodbye to my buddy Alice after some cheeky weekend hot chocolate, a mum and her daughter caught my attention as I was walking away. They stood in front of me and stopped me – “you’re Charlotte, aren’t you?” the daughter asked me. [Read more…]

When Mothers’ Day Hurts

Mothers’ Day is today, and for most, this is a really happy time where you can celebrate your mums. For me, though, it’s quite painful.

Without going into too much detail, because I do love my mum, my sisters and I aren’t able to have a relationship with our mum due to mental health issues. Living separate lives is the best thing for all of us, but it still hurts. [Read more…]

What Progressive Politics Looks Like to Me

Progressive Politics

I’d never considered myself the type to get into politics, until I met Bridget. A lovely councilor I know through work, when I asked her how I could make more of a difference, she told me I should look into politics.

Following that conversation, I joined the Liberal Democrats, and looked into what other things I could get involved with. Bridget kept throwing events my way, such as the LibDem MP training, which looked really up my street but had a really intimidating application process that I was a bit much for me at this point in time. [Read more…]

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