Tag Archives: Macmillan Nurses

The Magic Numbers

No, I don’t like the Magic Numbers, they were just what I thought they were, one hit wonders. Well ok, they might have had more than one, but they were never going to last. I said that when I first … Continue reading

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Summer Break

I’m going to have a break for a couple of weeks, I won’t be blogging. This is for two reasons. Firstly, I’m going away for the weekend, Kendal Calling, at last. I’ve been looking forward to it for months, can’t … Continue reading

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Blue Monday

In September last year one of my blog entries was entitled ‘For Ellie’ https://reflectionsonawastedlife.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/for-ellie/ Ellie was a vibrant, successful, happy and inspirational woman who had been struck down with cancer at the tender age of 28. Ellie has been planning … Continue reading

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“Like”

Clicking “like” or “share” on the dreaded FB  is easy, without first considering the consequences. Especially when you’re doing it at 3 o’clock in the morning. You read an article (well to be honest I speed read it) and immediately … Continue reading

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A Few Small Steps Add Up To A Giant Leap

So that was April. I can hardly believe it’s over and I can hardly remember a huge slice of it, despite it probably being one of the most significant months of my life. At the beginning of the month I … Continue reading

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Tears of a Frown

Let’s start with good news for a change. Tickets for Kendal Calling have arrived, well at least they’ve arrived at Debs. Just as long as she remembers where she put’s them when the time comes. It always makes it more … Continue reading

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Pride Swallowed

Well I suppose it was inevitable, the fall came, but at least there was nobody here to witness my pride going with it. I certainly don’t have any dignity left, and so I suppose it’s time for me accept that … Continue reading

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Back to Bed

Well this one was difficult to write. I had to find the laptop, plug it all in, set it up, connect it to a monitor (the screen doesn’t work, hence the need to borrow Lews’ last week). Seriously, I’ve had … Continue reading

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That’s What Friends Are For

I’ll start off wishing my darling daughter a very happy 18th birthday. She’ll be mortified at me doing this, but then again she is always mortified at everything I do. But then that’s what Dad’s do isn’t it? I’ll tell … Continue reading

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