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Nobbled

I feel rather like the lemming of legend, diving towards a cliff of catastrophe… between the computer, the laptop, the house and cell phones all my means of communication have, if I may use the term, been nobbled by circumstance… … Continue reading

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Carer’s Week UK

The creaking wakes me. Four a.m., and again I am poised, Ready to rise from the sofa bed, Conscious of the steel strut against my spine. Above my head, in the room once mine, The bed that was mine once … Continue reading

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Tides of life

For the past few days I have been with my son, as I am almost every day, as I have been for the past four years. But just at present, things are a little different. He is, of course, still … Continue reading

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Freedom and fear

This week in the UK is National Storytelling Week. Stories are very close to my heart, be they the shared experience of truth or the flights of fantasy and imagination. I learn more from stories shared heart to heart than … Continue reading

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P.T.S.D a post revisited

It is, I am told, Mental Health Awareness week. Alienora Taylor wrote of her own experience in her blog today. I have chosen to repost the piece below. It can happen to any of us, for whatever reason. For me it was … Continue reading

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…But the Greatest of these is Love

In July 2009 we were left without hope. The murder investigation had already been launched before we made it to the hospital where my son lay clinging tenuously to life, a screwdriver rammed senselessly through his skull and deep into … Continue reading

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Spare a thought for carers…

Please take a moment to read this, then please ‘share’ on Facebook or anywhere else that you feel it may strike a chord, touch a heart or reach the right ear. Thank you. There are over six million unpaid carers … Continue reading

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