Category Archives: family

Building a castle of dreams…

My younger son called to tell me he was off work, if I wanted to bob round. He has taken a few days off to look after the girls and their Mum, who is recovering from surgery. “You can come … Continue reading

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Guest author: Sally Cronin ~ Henry’s Story from Sam, a Shaggy Dog Story

Every so often, I am lucky enough to have Sally from Smorgasbord as my guest. This time she shares a story from her book Sam, a Shaggy Dog Story: Henry’s Story “Okay young’un,” Henry grinned toothlessly. “Time for the next … Continue reading

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Debunking Granny…

It was Barb Taub that started me thinking, with her collection of gems learned over the years. One in particular I recognised and yet, on the five occasions when I have been rushed to hospital in an ambulance, all sirens … Continue reading

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Do you care?

I wandered through into the kitchen, snuggled in my dressing gown, to boil my own kettle for my second coffee of the day… an unaccustomed luxury. I am usually at work by that time, dragged reluctantly from sleep by the … Continue reading

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Starting small…

“…grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change…” Alert and tense, ready for any stumble, I watched him cross the living room, slowly, painstakingly, supported by the walking frame. He does it every day, and so do … Continue reading

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Whitsy clothes

As I drove home from work on Whit Sunday, I passed a family walking in the sunshine. They were all female, and looked to be from around four years old to great-granny in her eighties. It took me back to … Continue reading

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Robotic carers? What next? #carersweek

“Robots to look after elderly in care homes…” That was the only bit of the headline that I saw as I dived out of the shop this morning on my way to work. As a carer. Granted, the implication was … Continue reading

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Elusive realities: Janice Spina – Visits from Beyond

When we lose a loved one I believe that they are always near us in our hearts and minds. Each time I lost a loved one – first my grandfather, father, mother, grandmother, and finally my aunt, I experienced a … Continue reading

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With Love…

When a young mother could not bear to discard her first baby’s clothes, she decided to make them into a keepsake for her daughter. That baby was my granddaughter, Hollie and three years later, Hollie was joined by Imogen. Laura, … Continue reading

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update – Lyn Horner, Mae Clair, Colleen Chesebro, Annika Perry, Jaye Marie and Anita Dawes.

Reblogged from Smorgasbord: Welcome to Friday’s author update with new releases and recent reviews from authors in the Cafe and Bookstore. If you have news and are on the shelves then please let me know by emailing me sally.cronin@moyhill.com Visit … Continue reading

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