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The Bloody Aftermath

By on May 30, 2018 in Autumn, Blog Posts, Cancer, Video | 3 comments

Last week the kids of Crawford College North Coast took us over the finish line in terms of collecting 364 units of blood for The Bloody Birthday Challenge. For me personally, though I wasn’t only looking for blood, I also set up the challenge to try and heal after Josh’s death. I recorded this clip to consider whether it’s been successful.    

Will they be forgotten

By on May 27, 2018 in Autumn, Blog Posts, Cancer, Writing by Chris | 6 comments

Chris shared some of his writing with me this morning:

Hardship hasn’t make me a better person.

By on May 16, 2018 in Autumn, Blog Posts, Cancer | 3 comments

Our shelves are bursting with “I am a victim off…” stories. These stories are important. They let the author tell their own story and they let us, vicariously, live it too. We seem, though, to have blurred the lines between what is entertaining/educational and what is instruction.

My top six worst holidays

By on May 14, 2018 in Blog Posts, Winter | 3 comments

I have a truck load more reasons to hate Mother’s Day this year but, to be honest, I started off from a low base. I’m not even sure it’s my worst holiday: New Years Eve Stay up past bedtime and have someone spray you with booze. Yay! Valentine’s Day And…another opportunity to feel unworthy of love. Easter Stale chocolate. Mother’s Day Brunch with bad service. Women’s Day Don’t get me started on the other 364. Heritage Day Born in Yorkshire, school in Scotland, Live in South Africa….you tell me what my cultural attire should be? What’s your worst...