All posts filed under: The Other Side

Hollies Wedding Speech 

Wedding season is now in full force and I wanted to share with you Hollies speech that she did at our wedding last year as her May blog post. It really made me laugh and cry, maybe I should read it more when we fall out, because we do and all teens fall out with their parents it’s only natural but underneath all the attitude and drama they all feel like this about you, just like Hollie about us, we are lucky she can express her feelings easily some children find that incredibly hard. Bare with them they Love you… and enjoy Hollies speech.     When Mum asked me to do a speech I was under strict instructions never to mention the chair she once threw at me, never to mention the awful arguments and most importantly never to make her out to be anything less than she is. My perspective of my mum is far different to anyone else, she’s beautiful, she’s someone I look up to and she is my best friend. …

Why Chiltern Edge Should Not Close

Welcome to Hollies second blog post, unfortunately not one I ever thought she would be writing. She was keen to express her feelings on the school, her second home and I encouraged her to keep positive and to keep focused. In the next few weeks we are holding out hope that it will be turned into an Academy rather than the possible closure of a lovely rural school that has been around decades. I personally don’t want to go into to much detail here and take away Hollies view and what she feels is important to get across as a pupil, here she is.   I am currently a year 9 student at Chiltern Edge school which after an ofsted report this week has been put into special measures and threatened with closure…. these are MY thoughts. Imagine growing so closely to something, knowing everything about that something, knowing its wrongs, it’s rights and becoming so emotionally attached that you couldn’t bare to think what you would do without it. NOW, imagine what it would …

Meet Hollie – An Introduction

For a while now I’ve been thinking about letting Hollie do a monthly feature here on the blog, she’s a very opinionated young lady who has views on all sorts of things that are going off in the world. I also thought it might be interesting for people to read things from a teenagers view, its pretty cool at times. I might live to regret this but here we go everyone meet, Hollie… Hi I’m Hollie I’m 14 years old and live with the crazy family you’ve probably all seen here on my mum’s blog… I didn’t really approve of my mums blog when she first started writing it as I thought it was quite “cringe” however throughout the last few months I’ve seen her write, I’ve watched her share her thoughts and now its become a little part of her happiness. I admit it has grown on me and I really do enjoy her writing her blogs, for her to get to share her thoughts, ideas, days out or even her personal life. I’d …