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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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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Unhealthy air

Many provinces in Bangkok and around us in Thailand are affected at present by major air pollution. Schools are being closed and health effects are noticeable. Our area is listed in the harmful air pollution areas. Please pray for the children in the orphanage to stay healthy (as they seem to be so far) as…

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Miss ND’s surgery

On the 20th of December 2018 Miss ND had her deep tissue release surgery and requested that I be there as support with Mum, Dad, and Isabelle (the expat French lady who coordinated the donations from expats to help make this possible). We waited for a long time and you would think that would make…

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