Category Archives: Relationships

Stop…

Clouds dark as bruises Hide behind a smiling mask Chill rage of tyrants Cherished illusions shattered Silence mourns lost innocence * There are many forms of abuse within relationships. Not all of them leave bruises, but all of them leave … 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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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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Survivors…

The pearl lace gouramis seem to think spring is in the air. While the female is looking fatter than usual, the male’s chest is brilliant orange and he keeps blowing bubbles. Gouramis build bubble nests on the surface of the … Continue reading

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Other People’s Sadness: A Nautical Metaphor… Alienora Browning

Reblogged from Chronicles of an Orange-Haired Woman: If we are true friends. and committed loved ones, we ideally rock with another’s boat whatever the weather: We brace ourselves for the storms and vast waves of grief and illness, bad fortune … Continue reading

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Chain reactions

I caught myself singing while I was hoovering… ‘Give a Little Whistle…’, a song I haven’t heard in years. It comes from Disney’s Pinocchio and the more I look at the story as it is told in the film, the … Continue reading

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Tryst by Willow #writephoto

Sue  Vincent  said :Use the image below to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, by noon (GMT)  Wednesday 22nd February and link back to Sue’s post with a pingback Here. … Continue reading

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Guest author: S. Jackson – Regarding Child Loss

I’m not the woman I once was…I know the hurt, the battle within. I’m not the woman I once was… I’m not the mama I once was… but I’m me, please take me as I am, full of flaws… I … Continue reading

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Romance #midnighthaiku

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