The forum offered endless amounts of support, when you have a stupid question or frustration about bringing up multiples only another multiple parent can empathise with you.
It's testament to what a fabulous group of people they are that we are all still friends nearly a decade on and although our lives have changed and grown over the years we still chat and talk, albeit on a different platform and many of them attend the ball regularly when they can.
The support and love they offered us when Alexander died is indescribable, they allowed me to 'talk' and rant and scream when I needed to and many of them still do.
Thanks you Tamba and my Twins for bringing these mums (and dads) into our lives and a special Thanks for introducing me to Lisa Preston.
Lisa doesn't do anything by halves, everything she does she gives 110%, if ask her for something she will always go above and beyond. She makes it her mission to succeed spectacularly and I'm proud to know her.
Thank You to my very special lunatic for everything you have done so far and for everything I know is coming.
A desire to help, a desire to ease the pain, a desire to find answers. I could go on and those that know me say I usually do!
Everyone that follows Nicola & Ian’s journey will know that this year is a special year, the year that Alexander should have turned 10, something that Harrison his twin brother will now do without him. One cake instead of two, one pile of presents instead of two...
I have always supported Nicola, Ian and the boys in any way I can, from Running London Marathon to attending Alexander’s Charity Ball but this year called for something special, something a little crazy, even for me!
And so the Tower to Tower idea was formed and grew. I was going to get on a bike at London Tower and not stop until I reached Blackpool Tower. The traditional Tower to Tower cycle is London to Paris but I didn’t want to do that for several reasons, I like to be different and I wanted to keep it local and within the UK. After using my persuasive charm we now have another three victims Umm I mean volunteers to join me on the cycle adventure, So on the 19th June this year, Ian, Stephen, Matthew and I will don the lycra and start peddling from London to Blackpool…
However before we start this little adventure, me being me, decided to get a little practice in. Most people would go out at weekends or cycle to work, both of which I do but someone ( Ian Richardson, I’m blaming you!) planted this little seed in my head about doing a static cycle and before I knew it I was doing a 24 hour cycle in my local Asda foyer. Did I mention I’m a little crazy? Do you know what’s even crazier, I loved it. Yes that’s right, I sat on a bike for 24 hours and loved every second, well almost every second….but maybe not the last few hours!
I’m lucky, lucky that my friends are quite crazy too. Having a steady stream of them cycle with me throughout the 24 hours made it a whole lot easier. Thank you crazy friends J
So that’s event one ticked off the list and almost £5,000 closer that that £100,000 target.
Tower to Tower here we come…