Family Stories

Category: "Family Stories"

  1. An Advent Calendar With A Difference – This Is One You’ll Want To Keep

    We're passionate about sharing memories and making them too. That’s why we’re so excited about the launch of our brand new Personalised Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar which will help you do just that, whether you treat a loved one or yourself.   In a world where advent calendars are getting not only bigger, but also more expensive, how about...

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  2. Remembering When You Were Young ...

    "We can't ever go back to old things or try and get the 'old kick' out of something or find things the way we remembered them. We have them as we remember them and they are fine and wonderful and we have to go on and have other things because the old things are nowhere except in our minds now...

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  3. Neil (the Younger) is walking for Motor Neurone's Disease

    Our founder, Neil (now known as 'Neil the Younger'), is off on a long walk starting this weekend to raise funds to help sufferers of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and to aid research into this disease. He is doing it with a group of friends. Decades ago they all worked together. Now cards, sport, fun, food and drink provide the...

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  4. Absence makes the heart grow fonder

    What a year.  Hopefully one that will never be repeated. It has changed the way we live and the way we interact with each other. Outside of my own home, I personally miss engaging with my family and friends.  I miss the big things like being able to meet, to talk face to face, to hug or seeing their real...

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  5. Time on our hands ...

    We have mostly all found that we have had time on our hands during the recent lockdowns that have happened across our world.  Without the ability to do some of the things in life that keep us happy or occupied, you will have found more free time ... even if you had been working in a 'long-hours' care role. Hopefully...

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  6. The Elephant in the Room - Guest Blog by Jane Duncan Rogers

    The Elephant in the Room - Guest Blog by Jane Duncan Rogers
    Right now, there is probably an elephant lurking in your room. It’ll be either deeply hidden behind the furniture, or able to be seen but stuck in the corner of the room, or in some cases, it might be right in the middle of the room, and people pass around it. I call this elephant End of Life Ellie. Otherwise...

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  7. Do you know your 'real' Dad?

    With Father’s Day approaching in many countries of the world, I have been reflecting on my life as Dad to my daughter who has just celebrated her 11th birthday this month. I can't believe it is June already, and I certainly can't believe she is into her 12th year. Time flies by and it seems to fly by even quicker...

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  8. Do you really know your family?

    As we approach the centenary of the armistice that brought an end to World War I, it made us realise how many of the real stories from the war are already lost.  Diaries have been found by some families telling the story of what is was really like to be involved, but if those people were here now, what questions...

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  9. Down to Zero

    Well it's been a little while since I updated my online story about the troublesome 'C' word and how it's been affecting my life. Since I last put pen to paper ... or rather put fingers to keyboard ... Prostate Cancer seems to have taken a more high profile position in the UK because of its impact on well-known celebrities like...

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  10. Climb every mountain ...

    I am on the way up ... climbing my own personal mountain and it feels good to be on the move. Thank you to everyone who has sent me messages over the last few months and, as many of you have requested, I wanted to give you an update on my journey. My last blog shared the story of how...

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