Category Archives: family

Charlie’s Legacy…. a short story by Jamie Dedes

As he settled near me on the park bench, I caught his scent: whisky, unbrushed teeth and unwashed clothes. Dirty nails poked through the frayed fingers of his wool gloves. At first he just sat there, happy for the company, … Continue reading

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The small dog’s Advent invitation: Send Ani your letters to Santa…

Last year in December, Ani, the infamous Small Dog, wrote to Santa, every day for Advent. It seemed to work, as she got her wish… This year, her wish is different… she would like to invite her friends to join … Continue reading

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My Dad’s a Goldfish – Don’t ask, don’t get – by Mary Smith

A must-read article from Mary Smith, for anyone caring for a family member with ill health or disability, particularly in the UK… It is truly astonishing the amount of equipment required to allow someone to continue living in their own … Continue reading

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A game of three halves (3 of 3) – Steve Tanham

Continued from Part Two So, this one day, considered in all its facets, resolves itself into a journey, a destination and an arrival – an arrival at a meeting with a French relative we have never met, and whose unlikely … Continue reading

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