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A Better Place

March 3, 2018 11:54 am0 comments
A Better Place

It snowed the morning she left us. Not the heavy, bulbous snow to yearn for at Christmas, but shallow and sparse – so thin you could walk between it without being touched. In the early hours she was as delicate as one of those flakes… Delicate, complex; beautiful. This time […]

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Dunes

April 28, 2017 6:05 pm0 comments
Dunes

  Go slowly into the long night, through the blackest void to the light at the top of the stairwell. The last dress you’ll ever wear pulls tense over steely mandibles. Fresh linens, ironed smooth; broach proudly emblazoned. Arms quietly folded with purpose. A welcoming ossuary; five by three – […]

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The 1979 Rule

July 13, 2015 3:13 pm3 comments
The 1979 Rule

I am a 50 year old married man and grandfather to 4 lovely children. I watch and observe when i play with them, and sometimes with a tinge of jealousy. Childhood is one of the most precious things we have. To have it taken from you whilst still developing is […]

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4 Hardest Things About Being a Mum

June 27, 2015 3:10 pm0 comments
4 Hardest Things About Being a Mum

Motherhood. One minute you’re pregnant and the next you’re a feeding, changing machine, expected to be an expert in all things baby related from soothing a teething child to potty training and tantrums… all while your emotions and hormones are through the roof! As a mother of a toddler and a […]

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Ten reasons why having babies in your twenties is the best thing ever.

March 13, 2015 1:59 pm0 comments
Ten reasons why having babies in your twenties is the best thing ever.

Myself and my partner Jay, found out after six months of living together that I was pregnant. We were both twenty three and, to be quite frank, bricking it. After many a conversation about money, Jay having a vasectomy and how we would be kids raising a kid, we got […]

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Twelve Years to the Day

February 17, 2015 1:55 pm0 comments
Twelve Years to the Day

Twelve Years to the day Twelve Years to the day The All Mighty Called you back Your family were left in a state of shock and disarray.   The day I lost you, I came back home, pretending to be strong. I tried so hard to show that nothing was […]

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How And Where To Get The Best Information About Fostering

December 16, 2014 2:35 pm0 comments
How And Where To Get The Best Information About Fostering

Deciding to foster a child is a massive decision for everyone involved, and it’s absolutely essential to be as informed as possible about the entire process. It could be that you’re just starting to think about it or you could have made your mind up to push ahead with it; […]

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Choosing Your Friends (And Your Family)

October 8, 2014 12:58 pm0 comments
Choosing Your Friends (And Your Family)

A year or so ago, I watched a video on YouTube in which J.K. Rowling addresses the graduates at Harvard University. It was a touching twenty minute speech which, if you haven’t already seen it, can be found below. In it, she brought to my attention a very good yet previously […]

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