Hot hot hot season

Thailand is experiencing a really, really hot season this year, which is that bit harder to bear as for the last two years I’ve been in the UK at this time. Those who came on study tours with 1Step2Step previously keep mentioning that they are missing the cool UK weather. Conversation is all about the…

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One busy day in many

In a week of lots of extra requests and tasks, I want to tell you about today, which was possibly one of the busiest days this year. However, I was blessed to have had a volunteer arrive for the week. Liz, who was formerly a volunteer for the Huahin holiday last August and who looked…

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Showing compassion

Today I was involved in a moment that left me wondering, “Is compassion innate and built into our being or learnt?” It’s a standard nature versus nurture question. I hear you all thinking, “Oooh, what could have made Nicola go all philosopher on us?” Well let me tell you. On the ward where I work…

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The bigger picture

This blog post is unlike many previous blog posts. This one really is not about what 1Step2Step has been doing in either Thailand or the UK. It is more of a macro view of the progress being made, the steps forward for people with disabilities within the systems that affect them and the hope for…

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Bank holiday cleaning day

When bank holidays come around, I normally take the day off to rest. This time was different.   Instead, a friend, one of the teachers from the school I did a talk for a few months back, asked how she could help. I mentioned that help for a cleaning day is amazing, so she signed…

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