Tag Archives: loneliness

Memoir Loneliness And Tony Soprano

Sitting with my mother in the hospital a few weeks ago, an elderly man shuffled into the small waiting room and flopped down into a chair. ‘Three children, eight grandchildren and I never see them…’ he sighed, catching my eye. … Continue reading

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Peace In The Crazy: Signing Off For Christmas

Are you ready for Christmas?  Is your winter wonderland beckoning while you dream of a white Christmas, roasting chestnuts ’round an open fire and jingling all the way? No?  Well don’t worry – me neither. Last week I made endless … Continue reading

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The Glow of Friendship

Driving back from my friend’s house yesterday in the late afternoon I was lost in thought as I barrelled down the dual carriageway, bursts of rain hitting the windscreen and short, sharp gusts of wind buffeting against my car. I … Continue reading

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Maisy & The Missing Sun

Let me tell you a little story about Maisy.  She is special.  When my daughter was ten years old we took her to our local cat shelter to look for ‘her’ kitten – the kitten we had promised her for … Continue reading

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