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What does it feel like to make a hospital visit to a loved one? After what feels like weeks of living in limbo not knowing what was wrong with him, it appears he has hepatitis brought on by a clash of the drugs he was taking for various health conditions. Until a month ago, I … [Read more…]

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Tonight. my husband is visiting my elderly father in hospital and there is still no diagnosis. I could not face it after a stressful weekend and then the things that need doing here towards getting ready for a long-planned 3 day break in Derbyshire and an imminent house move. That sounds very selfish I know. … [Read more…]

Olympic poem

Here is a poem about the Olympics from my 8 year old daughter. Olympics happening here now. London 2012 now. Yellow is one of the ring colours. Miles to run on the tracks. People will come from everywhere! In the Stadium NOW! Come and cheer! So come along! Dated 2012

Reasons to be cheerful

My husband is still working in the office next door and my children are asleep apart from my teenager is up in his room talking to his mates back in the UK. I am happily watching soaps on the telly and both the dogs are peacefully snoozing on the sofa. There are no sounds outside … [Read more…]

Favourite colours

A guest post from my 11 year old son describing his favourite colours. My favourite colour is white because you see it everywhere you go. Most paper is white. NASA’s shuttle and rockets are white. All these places have white and it is not noticed. My favourite reason is because the York Rose is white. … [Read more…]

World Mental Health Day reflections

On World Mental Health Day, I am reflecting how better my wellbeing here is generally with a lot fewer worries on way and another. my teenager is out of school now and declaring himself more than happy with his new environment. It must be great to be free of all those targets and judgemental comments … [Read more…]

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Well, you could say it has turned into quite a week! There is the ongoing need to find a house to rent. Dad is in hospital and I am waiting to hear what is wrong with him and what happens next. So time to do the weekly check in to reassure myself that there are … [Read more…]

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I am using this blog to move some of my old posts across to so I have them for the future and for the children to read if they see fit in the future. My Dad is seriously ill in hospital. I have had so many lovely and supportive messages on my blog and Twitter … [Read more…]