Oh no not that really nice little chubby man

Oh no not that really nice little chubby man

“Oh no not that really nice little chubby man “ Seth would have thought that description of him was funny and he may well have paraphrased it into something that was not so polite. Seth was a realist.  Love, determination, commitment, wanting to do something to help...

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Grief creeps up on you

Grief creeps up on you

Grief creeps up on you it takes you unawares, for a brief second it takes away your breath. There are moments where you realise that your grief will never leave you have that overwhelming nauseating feeling of deep loss. It’s like that, it can be evoked by a phrase,...

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It’s been a funny old few weeks

It’s been a funny old few weeks

At the start of this week there was the sad news that Steve who had shared his story of  his pancreatic cancer diagnosis in one of our Purple Rainbow podcasts had died. I didn’t know Steve personally but listening again to the podcast hearing his infectious enthusiasm...

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Safe

Safe

Safe -  if you look up the word in the dictionary it means protected from or not exposed to danger or risk; not likely to be harmed or lost. The synonyms for safe are         shielded sheltered guarded defended secure safe and sound out of harm's way all right Seth...

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Memorialisation

Memorialisation

Today’s Dying Matters theme is memorialisation If you look it up in the dictionary it says memorialisation is “a ceremony to honor the memory of someone or something”. For me the word conjures up images of gravestones, flower holders, cremation urns, and stones etched...

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Memories and Holidays

Memories and Holidays

Holidays are extended periods of leisure and recreation, especially spent away from home or travelling. In my 54 years I have had many holidays, I can recall holidays as a young child at Great Yarmouth with family and my trip earlier this year bought back so many...

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Thank You Cards

Thank You Cards

Its bright early spring afternoon, the sun is shining, and a lady called Audrey who 87 years old has just finished planting primulas in her garden, earlier in the day she drove to the supermarket to do her weekly shop and went down to the local pharmacy to drop off...

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(A Taste of) …… Home

(A Taste of) …… Home

It seems appropriate to be writing this tonight after eating beef Tacos with salsa and chilli sauce, it’s only the second time I have eaten that firm favourite in the last five years. Even though it’s super spicy and very tasty, I still don’t really enjoy it....

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Moon Chair

Moon Chair

  Moon Chair   We all have a favourite place to sit when we relax, to read a book, watch TV, enjoy a glass of something alcoholic or to eat those forbidden little treats. Its usually an armchair, a place on the sofa, a place where a little indentation has formed in...

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Reflection

Reflection

Pancreatic cancer awareness month in November is always a hectic time. There is much activity for me it’s busy, busy, busy, but that’s the way I like things to be.   It’s also a time when memories surface and reflection is the natural reaction.   Reflection can be...

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