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  • Anne de Gruchy Mon, 16/11/2015 - 15:06

    Here, as promised, is another set of ‘Tentative Tips’. As I said previously, please do take them for what they are – ideas shared in the hope they might prove useful to others as they have proved useful to me and to carers I have talked to.

  • Shibley Rahman Thu, 12/11/2015 - 16:24

    Benjamin Franklin (1706-90) in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, 1789, which was re-printed in The Works of Benjamin Franklin, 1817 uttered:

  • Tom Dening
    Tom Dening Tue, 10/11/2015 - 15:30

    I’ve always loved books. My mother would borrow a fresh batch from the town library each Thursday and we would devour them.

  • Sally Tue, 10/11/2015 - 15:29

    Many of us might dream of a magic potion which would enable us to slough off a great chunk of years, maybe even return us to our youth.

  • Sally Tue, 10/11/2015 - 15:26

    Before we married, WB [husband] lived at home with his widowed mother, the most delightful mother in law one could wish for, superbly old fashioned, and a slave to routines.

  • Tom Dening
    Tom Dening Tue, 10/11/2015 - 15:25

    Apathy is a curious thing. It has various definitions, most of which have two components – one to do with lack of interest, concern, enthusiasm, and the other to do with lack of emotion.

  • Sally Tue, 10/11/2015 - 15:24

    Many years ago, before we had any idea of what our own fate might be, we were slightly acquainted with a man and his wife, a very quiet couple, who regularly attended the same church as us.

  • Sally Tue, 10/11/2015 - 15:22

    I rang the Doctor's surgery as Wriggly Bum shows signs of another Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

    Dr . SG himself came, in his irritatingly flash car (down girl, no need to get bitchy!).

  • Sally Tue, 10/11/2015 - 15:20

    I normally eat my lunch standing up, as I prepare Wriggly Bum's.

  • Sally Tue, 10/11/2015 - 15:18

    Time out can be difficult to arrange, and costly, because unless  you are lucky enough to be surrounded by a network of voluntary sitters, you pay for one.