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Loss and kindness

Last year a very good friend of my husband died. She was 37. She had been his girlfriend for 18 months when they were in their 20s. She’d moved back to Austria and they’d stayed in touch. She, her husband … Continue reading

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Lest we forget the lonely, alone and our community spirit this Christmas

At Christmas little children sing and merry bells jingle, The cold winter air makes our hands and faces tingle And happy families go to church and cheerily they mingle And the whole business is unbelievably dreadful, if you’re single. Wendy … Continue reading

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The Do’s and Don’ts of hosting a birthday “party” for a 2 year old

My offspring turned 2 today. I did very little to celebrate his 1 year anniversary of being out in a wide open space. Now my little “we all thought he was at least 2.5 yrs old” genius is actually fully … Continue reading

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Benefits, unemployment and the smokescreen of a divide and conquer government

I grew up in an exceptionally poor family by most UK standards. My well educated but rudderless parents were living in a squat in Brighton when I was born, 2 years later when my brother came along we moved to … Continue reading

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