Family Stories

Category: "Family Stories"

  1. Where have all those Stories & Photos gone?

    Joan Coxon 19th June 1926 - 14th December 2014 It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that I recently lost my Mum who passed away just before Christmas. She was 88 - not a bad age and not a bad life she had lead, but still too soon for her and the family who remain. Sorting...

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  2. Christmas from a child's eyes

    As the excitement of Christmas bubbles under the surface, we chatted with Evie 12, Megan 11, and Charlie and Jimmy 6, about what makes the festive season such fun. • What’s the best thing about Christmas? "The feeling of waking in the morning – that Christmas spirit. Seeing my family so happy when they open their presents – you feel...

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  3. The key to knowing Mum and Dad better this Christmas

    The key to knowing Mum and Dad better this Christmas
    Ruth is a 38 year old primary school teacher and mother of two young girls from Oxfordshire. This year Ruth got in touch with us to share her experience of how a from you to me journal touched her family’s life. “I gave Mum and Dad a from you to me journal for Christmas 2012. A year later they gave it back to...

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  4. Dear Little Sister

    I don’t see you very often, we have such busy lives and we live so far apart, so I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed spending an evening with you.It was really lovely to talk about ‘the old days’ and recall fun stories from our times together.I also wanted to tell you that I think you are amazing. ...

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  5. Waving goodbye

    Waving goodbye
    It’s a sure sign that my daughter is growing up when I’m waving her goodbye as her coach departs for her school residential. She’s smiling, laughing and waving excitedly and, waving back with a cheery smile, I’m actually very near to tears.I couldn’t be more excited for her. Her week will be packed with independence, fun and adventure. Mine will...

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  6. Triggering fond memories

    Triggering fond memories
    The experience of ‘interviewing’ a loved one with the help of a from you to me journal can be both enlightening and enjoyable. Our guest blogger, Andrew Eberlin of Eberlin Design tells us how.Like Neil, my father died far too young. I regret at not asking the right questions, or not spending more time with him. I imagine this is a common...

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  7. 6 Words You Should Say Today

    I was inspired by this blog this morning by Rachel Macy Stafford and wanted to share it with you.  As a business, we are all about close relationships with family and friends and this article about your relationship with your children really hit home for me.Enjoy!Neil"Very rarely does one sentence have immediate impact on me.Very rarely does one sentence change...

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  8. Luxuriate in cherished memories

    Luxuriate in cherished memories
    Editor at Spabreaks.com, the UK's largest spa booking agency, Bonnie Friend tells us how the experience of a spa break can be wonderfully bonding for loved ones.The fact that a spa break is an enjoyable, indulgent way to spend your time is not news to many people, but the quality time, and, dare we say it, bonding time it provides...

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  9. Memories are made of this . . . celebrate the lives of loved ones!

    Memories are made of this . . . celebrate the lives of loved ones!
    This weekend saw the celebration of Cliff Coxon’s life with the annual petanque tournament.  Brothers and Sister alike compete to take home the much coveted “I’m Brilliant" trophy.  The trophy was hand carved, by Mum, Joan Coxon, from a piece of Yew wood from our garden and the boules on the top belonged to Cliff.For those of you who don’t...

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  10. Dear Grandad

    Dear Grandad
    I gave my Grampa, Frank Gold, the first copy of Dear Grandad from you to me when it came off the production line in 2008. As a journalist at, and subsequently the chief editor of the Swansea Evening post I knew he had a love of stories. Grampa was born and still lived in Swansea so although I didn’t get...

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