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Scarlet Ribbons update from Jaye Marie and Anita Dawes

We have just completed a trailer for Scarlet Ribbons, and wanted to share it with all of you, along with one of the best reviews we had for this book. The trailer wasn’t easy to do, and we would love … Continue reading

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My son, the triathlete…

You may know my son’s story. For once, I have no problem repeating it for those who do not. I have a very good reason for it that I have been bursting to share! In 2009 my son was 25… … Continue reading

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“I wouldn’t change a thing.”

They say that there can be no greater joy for a teacher than to be surpassed by a pupil. Since my son took up the camera, I have been feeling a lot of joy. Not that I am in any … Continue reading

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How to eat an elephant

“I could have got the Eye of Horus, but that’s the School… this seemed more appropriate.” The little pewter charm of Anubis lay in my hand…. The Opener of the Ways… a perfect symbol. I was going to need a … Continue reading

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Bursting

I have been dying to write this post… Imagine the house hobbit bouncing up and down with glee… and a Mum prouder than you can imagine… and a heart full to bursting. You know my eldest’s son’s story…how, four years … Continue reading

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In extremis

Laughing with my son today I could not help but notice as the light caught the faint scar on his chest. It is so faded now that no-one will ever notice it. I do, and it breaks my heart and … Continue reading

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Possum ergo facit – I can therefore I do.

Today, as I watched my son walk a few steps unsupported down the hallway of the home in which he lives independently, preparing to walk his bride to be down the aisle in a few months’ time, I was struck … Continue reading

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Refuse to Lose

I have just witnessed a miracle. And no, that is not a melodramatic statement. Simply true. I just watched my son walk again. Unsupported. For the first time in three and a half years. Five steps. Yes it has already … Continue reading

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Reality according to Facebook

The past day or so has been quite surreal. I have watched the new year as the world has turned coming to friends across the globe. Although I sat here alone, or went about the daily business of housework, writing … 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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