Death is Cruel

Death is Cruel

Death is cruel It is also inevitable We all have to face death through the loss of our loved ones and ultimately we have to face our own death. Although death is never welcomed often it is made a little less traumatic by the comfort and love of spending the last days...
When Worlds Collide

When Worlds Collide

Working in a job that aims to improve experience of care for people who use health services there are often times when my work crosses over with my personal experiences and that can be tough. A conversation, a thought, an encounter with a patient or carer can evoke...
Alternative Christmas

Alternative Christmas

When I was a child Christmas was magical.  It began in mid December when the Lewis’s Christmas parade would burst into Porthill in full technicolour with loud Christmas music and  causing universal excitement.   Standing against the fence high above road at Bradwell...
Lines

Lines

Lines Cross the line Draw a line in the sand Fine line Throwing someone a line I was going through my wardrobe pulling out anything that was purple. It was late October and I was preparing for pancreatic cancer awareness month with a plan to find 30 purple outfits so...
Archie

Archie

What do you know about epilepsy? If you are like me not very much I remember being 16 years old and going on a school visit to the local residential school for children with epilepsy. I remember being a little bit perturbed by the condition but then 36 years elapsed...
A Flock of Seagulls

A Flock of Seagulls

Four months is that a long time or a short time? When you are waiting for your annual summer holiday it’s an age, if you have four months to prepare for Christmas or a wedding it flies by. On 6th October 2014 I found myself in a restaurant having dinner with Seth’s...
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