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Fat, Fifty & Mad: A Blog for Mother’s Day

“Over the hills and far away…” It’s an odd song to think of, yet it seems to fit. I know you used to pine for the hills of Tennessee. As a child, you travelled there every summer with your parents, … Continue reading

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The Tiger Stripes of Survival

Mother’s Day is a bit of a drag when you neither are, nor have, a mum. My speculative children are very remiss when it comes to sending cards, and chocolates. As for my own Mom, I hope there are books, … Continue reading

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The Joy of Creatures

I am writing this blog with a head full of bird seed, and cardboard. Not literally, I’m pleased to add. Whilst I’m mainly thinking about what I want to say about pet ownership, part of me is also wondering: 1) … Continue reading

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Sweets, Treats, and the Quick and the Dead

Hallowe’en, how I love thee. Especially here in South Yorks, where the voices of protest about this “American holiday” are slowly dying out, like leaves on an autumnal (1) tree. I’m not sure when we started offering sweets to the … Continue reading

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Suicide, Resonance, and the Tribe of Aunties

“I guess they were all my sons.” – “All My Sons” (1947), by Arthur Miller When you work in mental health, and you’re open about your own problems, the subject of suicide often comes up. It’s not giving away confidentiality … Continue reading

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