Monday, 13 August 2018

24HRS WITH... 'COLITIS COP' - CUSTODY SERGEANT ED ROWLAND



24 hours with... Ed Rowland, Custody Sergeant, living & working with an Ileostomy

Date: A Thursday in July

Why have you chosen to write about today? It’s random and combines both my personal and work life.



Good morning!

What time did you wake up?

7am - I was on lates last night so late to bed, my wife, Kate, who is also in the Police is on earlies, so she wakes me before she leaves so I can look after our 2yr old, Maggie....daddy daughter days are some of the best days now. 

Saturday, 11 August 2018

HOW TIME WITH FRIENDS CAN BENEFIT YOUR MENTAL HEALTH | SEATON DELEVAL HALL | NATIONAL TRUST | AD



Yup! Another National Trust trip/post!

This time was a bit different though! Rather than go with my family, I went with one of my best-friends (Ellie), her family, and her children (my God-Children). I was very fortunate to have been given a family pass for these special people and we decided to visit Seaton Deleval Hall during the Summer Holidays for one of their special week’s activities to not only celebrate the School Holidays but also, to highlight the eccentricity of the family who once lived in the Hall.

Friday, 10 August 2018

TWO WAYS TO SURVIVE WITH NO SIGNAL | WALLINGTON HALL | NATIONAL TRUST | AD


As you may have guessed by the title, on a recent trip to Wallington Hall (a National Trust site) I was distraught, to discover that being so far out in the countryside meant I had no signal!



1.     UNDERSTAND YOUR ANXIETY

My family made a joke about whether I would survive this situation and whilst, yes – I laughed along; I also found myself feeling anxious at the thought of being unable to tweet.

That sounds bad. But no, it was also about my longstanding phobia of letting people down because I’d promised my followers that they could come along with me for the day and then I was unable to deliver that. I guess it became about the importance that ‘keeping your word’ has for me; when I was poorly I was regularly let down by a lot of people (mostly

Thursday, 2 August 2018

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Tuesday, 31 July 2018

24HRS WITH... CHIEF INSPECTOR STEVE HAILS | NORTHUMBRIA POLICE

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24 hours with... Chief Inspector Steve Hails, Northumbria Police
Date: Monday 30th July 2018
Why have you chosen to write about today? Today is my first day back to work following a week on leave.

Good morning!

What time did you wake up? 

05:00

Why did you wake up at that time? 


I always wake up early but at the moment seem to be waking up earlier.