Category Archives: family

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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A mother’s day…

I woke late and tired, having slept through all three of the alarms I had set to get me to work on time. The problem was, I had been unable to sleep until dawn, so I was bleary eyed as … Continue reading

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Colouring the world

I don’t often write about the painting. To be fair, these days, I don’t do it often… and definitely not often enough. There is something entirely sensual about the smell of oils and the feel of canvas beneath the brush… … Continue reading

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A photograph…

Looking for photographs, I opened a folder on the computer. The first image I came across had me unexpectedly in tears. I have seen it hundreds of times and simply smiled, if a little wistfully. Yet this time, for some … Continue reading

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A family of dogs

There have not always been dogs in my life, but there have always been dogs in my heart. All of them, except the setters, who were family and Echo, who was a gift, were rescue dogs. And all of them … Continue reading

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Guest author: Marjorie Hembroff – Ghost in the Attic #short story

It was a warm summer afternoon, and Bess sat cross-legged on the wooden bench in the back yard of the red brick apartment building while her mother hosted a tea party. Bess had just finished her new novel when she … Continue reading

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