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Friday, 12 August 2011

10 things you didn't know about me

@theboyandme @mumonthebrink and originally- by @fayerios started a wonderful blog "10 things you don't know about me."

@mumonthebrink officially 'tagged' me and encouraged me to participate. There are so many things I could tell you but I'm just not sure where to begin........

Oh well here goes:-

1. I am fluent in British Sign Language & formerly trained as a BSL Interpreter

2. I have been run over THREE times (a car, a mini bus & a taxi on OXFORD ST. London and if your out there Mr. Taxi driver I know who you are)..he never stopped!!

3. I have written a baby/parenting book and it will be published in the near future!

4. My mum is deaf and always has been - she uses lip-reading as an aid to communication and doesn't primarily use Sign Language

5. I have worked as a nanny

6. I have one undergraduate degree & 4 postgraduate degrees

7. I have just started Karate and I love it!

8. I am an expert in Body Language.

9. I love to cook and eat Caribbean food (speciality curried goat, rice 'n' peas, plantain & green banana)

10. At 42 years old I am a Grandma!

Some of you will know some of these things but none of you will know them all!!

Any thoughts or comments?

Warmest Vivien

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

My latest independent parenting review

Sign 2 Music

Independent Review of Sign 2 Music Volume 1 CD

I have never bought a CD of songs specifically to sign to but if I’d have known of this one I definitely would have bought it! Secondly I was so impressed by the vocals I found myself singing along in the car. As I was in the car, I thought it was best not to sign and sing simultaneously!

Deirdre McLaughin of Sign 2 Music created this wonderful CD and to her credit she is the lead vocalist and the star of the show! I can only wish I had a voice like hers! This fantastic CD is both easy on the ear and wonderful to sing along with.

For £10.00 you will receive a 26 track CD that has both popular and new songs included. Most of the songs you’ll recognise in an instant and others you will learn in no time at all.

This lovely Sign 2 Music CD will entertain your babies and toddlers for hours. If you don’t find yourself singing and signing along I’ll be very surprised.

Producers could (and generally do) a whole lot worse in finding vocalists for Children’s CD’s. If they need a vocalist of great caliber then they really ought to contact Deirdre!

One final comment, look out Mr. Tumble, Deirdre is waiting in the wings!

For more information and to purchase this MUST BUY CD go to

Relational Psychotherapist/Clinical Supervisor/Researcher/Writer/Reviewer

Monday, 8 August 2011

I've been on the radio talking all about the Blossom Method!

Hello there

Wow I've been super busy so please accept my apologies. I thought I'd update you and send you the link to my latest venture. I was interviewed yesterday by Dr. Rosina McAlpine, Associate Professor and Parenting Expert/Author

We spoke about my forth coming book, my baby communication findings and a little about the Blossom Method.

Please tune in and let me know what you think.

Off to clinic now.

Warmest Viv