Like me, many of us will never again be with our mums for Mother’s Day. So, I’m celebrating mine with two of her poems. Mum didn’t have a lot of time to write as she was a full time foster carer. When she did, she had such a way with words. I kept the letters… Continue reading Celebrating Mother’s Day with My Mum
Are You Familiar with It?
This is the view from my front door. One thing that has fascinated me for years is how two people can see something so differently when they look at the same thing. As I’m older and the thought has been with me a long time, I now completely understand why this is so, but it… Continue reading Are You Familiar with It?
Happy Boxing Day! I was watching Graham Norton, a chat show host, and Tom Hanks, the American actor was one of the guests. They mentioned Boxing Day and he put up his fists and said we thought it was fighting day! When my sister first went to live in the US over thirty years ago,… Continue reading Boxing Day
Have You Forgotten Anything?
Today is my mother’s birthday, albeit a heavenly one, as it has been for the last twelve years. It doesn’t stop me thinking of her and remembering how I would hightail across Manchester to spend the day with her. Mum and Dad had a second family. They adopted children who were only slightly younger than… Continue reading Have You Forgotten Anything?
Birthdays of the Past
I recently wrote about Uncle Alan as I remembered the life he lived. Remembering A Life Lived Today, July 20th, is my maternal grandmother’s birthday. Nana was born in 1904. Although I remember her fondly, it’s something else that comes to mind when I think of her. Alzheimers. Research conducted shows that, in 2019, there… Continue reading Birthdays of the Past
Happy Birthday To My Girl
In Sept 2010, I lost my parents, and to help me get over the grief, my husband suggested we get a dog. He wasn’t a dog person, so this was a big thing. In early 2011 we picked up an eight year old Yorkshire terrier named Jodie. My husband adored her and soon she became… Continue reading Happy Birthday To My Girl
National Father in Law Day
My father in law passed away early 1983. I’d known him for five years. We had a great relationship. He was the biggest kidder going and I was young and naive. In their caravan, they had a dried star fish and he told me it was in suspended animation and if put back into water,… Continue reading National Father in Law Day
World Breast Pumping Day
Yes, really. January 27th has been designated to it. Well, there's a thing. I've never heard of it, have you? World Breast Pumping Day was created to acknowledge the time, effort, and dedication that pumping breastmilk requires. The day dedicated to breast pumping mums is observed each year on January 27th. Pregnant women will need… Continue reading World Breast Pumping Day
World Leprosy Day
31st January is World Leprosy Day. World Leprosy Day seeks to increase public awareness of leprosy, a chronic infectious skin disease. The day also helps to debunk common myths associated with leprosy. You can read more about it here. As soon as I saw the day it reminded me of a school project I did… Continue reading World Leprosy Day
In 1966 my mother gave me a little sister. She had huge eyes and dark curly hair. I adored her. I was eight, and even practised shouting her name around the house before Mum brought her home from the hospital. She was cute and beautiful. Nana would knit her little outfits. I was truly blessed.… Continue reading Adorable Babies