Heidi

Hello and Welcome! I've been mostly a full-time mum now for 26 years. I have five children, two boys, three girls. My eldest son and my youngest son and daughter who are twins have a very rare chromosome disorder called Smith-Magenis Syndrome, so life has been a challenge, to say the least. There is only one other set of twins with SMS known in the world and I am currently the only known woman in the world with three children with this condition. As a full-time lone parent, I have not had the opportunity to work outside of the home so I have enjoyed various business pursuits over the years ranging from making babies and children's crafts to being a pub and restaurant sign writer from my home. As a keen artist, I have enjoyed painting wall murals for community and charity projects. I was always painting the faces of my children and their friends as they grew and this developed into working at some children's parties and a charity fundraising event. However, this passion soon spilled over to a desire to paint pregnant mum's bellies! I had a strong response to my offer of free painting in order to build my portfolio and so last year I was able to spend a very happy summertime with expectant mums and their beautiful bumps! Currently, I'm enjoying painting henna designs on peoples bodies for fun! I love to travel and even though I have not visited many places, I did spend some time over a matter of years in Goa, India where my children went to school there and learned to read and write Hindi and Konkani. More recently I've been fortunate enough to visit India twice. I love colour and so I paint whenever I have time. I'm lucky to come from a family of artists, so art comes very naturally for me. I practice meditation mostly daily and I love the journey of self healing and self discovery I am on. My main life journey however, is a story of major life transition. My teen boy is leaving home to live in his residential placement at his special needs college and I shall be literally leaving my role of full time carer for the first time in 26 years. I would love everyone of my readers to follow me on my journey. After all, why would I want to go alone? I hope you have just as an amazing time as myself!