Happy Birthday Mum

Today is my mum’s birthday – she will only read this if my dad points it out, since he is a silver surfer and she is not.  My mum deliberately avoids technology – she used the opportunity of my 17th birthday to gain a chauffeur and prefers not to drive even.

Her own areas of expertise are in the crafts (she can knit and crochet, which I cannot), cooking and pointless tidying (don’t ever try and find anything afterwards).  We established last week (as if we needed reminding) that map reading is not a forte.

But she is kind and a good friend to people.  I couldn’t ask for a better mum (she is beyond improving as my dad has discovered after 50 years of trying).

A former colleague once said that I had parents from heaven – which is undoubtedly true.

Here they are pictured last year when I visited them in France and on holiday in Spain about 30 years ago. 

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Heather Yaxley PhD

Dr. Heather Yaxley is passionate about sustainable careers, reflective practice and professional development. I am a rhizomatic educator, practitioner, consultant, academic and scholar. As a qualified academic, I teach the CIPR professional qualifications with PR Academy and have experience teaching at various Universities. I run the Motor Industry Public Affairs Association (MIPAA) and my own strategic consultancy. I was awarded by PhD researching Career Strategies in Public Relations by Bournemouth University in 2017. I'm a published author, with books, chapters and academic papers to my name.

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