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  • Anne de Gruchy Mon, 16/11/2015 - 16:35

    Tonight, as I often do, I woke in the early hours with lots of interesting thoughts buzzing around my brain – things that intrigued me about humanity, and ideas I wanted to explore through my writing.

  • Sally Mon, 16/11/2015 - 16:33

    Very very occasionally, there are magic moments when patient care and every aspect of domesticity all 'come together'.

  • Sally Mon, 16/11/2015 - 16:31

    In my simplistic, layman's mind, I visualise my husband’s particular, mixed dementia as a huge, underground labyrinth of long, dark, mysterious, twisting tunnels.

  • Sally Mon, 16/11/2015 - 16:26

    Each year, on the eve of my birthday, some very dear and thoughtful friends arrive.

  • Sally Mon, 16/11/2015 - 16:24

    Robert (Wiggle Bum) will be 85 next February, and I am dreading it.

  • Charles Crook
    Charles Crook Mon, 16/11/2015 - 16:19

    Teaching about teaching is a pretty odd job.  Yet surely someone has to have a go at it. As my own field of study is developmental psychology (with special interest in education) – then I have had to confront this challenge quite a bit.

  • Sally Mon, 16/11/2015 - 16:17

    Have you noticed the recent trend for politicians to sing the praises of carers, to acknowledge the billions the save the economy, to recognise they they should have, must have, breaks, and that they need support?

  • Sally Mon, 16/11/2015 - 16:10

    For over two weeks now, I have just given the mail a cursory look each morning, and then put it on the pending pile until I have time to deal with it.

  • Sally Mon, 16/11/2015 - 16:06

    A young neighbour, mother of two pre-school children, said to me “Sally, you are always smiling. I just don't know how you do it!”

    Well, neither do I actually. But I'm a carer. It's what you are supposed to do.

  • Tom Dening
    Tom Dening Mon, 16/11/2015 - 16:00

    I am relatively new in the world of academia but it is obvious that research and especially the money to pay for it is a big preoccupation in this sector.