Around 1998 I was a home visitor for a project supporting older people. As part of this I visited a woman who I’ll call Edie. Edie had married late in …Read full article on A Powerful Reunion
Since the start of the lock-down we’ve had a special kind of music in our house. Not special because of its genre or style. Not reliant on well known composers, …Read full article on Locked-in, lucked out ….
During the last few months amongst other national changes, we’ve started to use words and phrases that we’ve never used before and as is so often the case, under closer …Read full article on Fancy a new word…?
‘It’s only us mum.’ ‘How did you get in son?’ ‘There is a keybox outside your door, we insert the code and use the key that’s in it.’ ‘Oh well, …Read full article on Wash behind your ears
For well over a hundred years, radio has played an important part in international, national and private lives journaling every part of our history. From a personal point of view …Read full article on The Nation’s Comfort Blanket
Our current situation with Covid -19 raises many fears and anxieties about our future and that for our friends and families. We are concerned about the impact of the virus …Read full article on Human Rights
Rather than the statutory one hour’s walk I decided to work in the garden instead on this particular day. It was chilly and overcast, but somewhere in the ambience of …Read full article on Faith in the Garden
We are living in strange times. I feel as if my life is suddenly discombobulated, my normal rituals and patterns of living are no more. Life is stripped back to …Read full article on Spare a thought for people affected by dementia and their families
As I take my exercise walk around the almost deserted streets of Haddington I cannot help but notice the pictures of rainbows, often drawn by children, and put up in …Read full article on Rainbows
It is some years now since we cleared my mother’s house, this was necessitated by her entry to a nursing home due to her deteriorating health. The process produced lots …Read full article on Reflections on a ‘jeely’ bag, a table and the people in our lives