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Days of our Lives

This is possibly the scariest time of my life. My dad is back in hospital, where he has been on and off for over a year now, and he describes himself as being on the pointy end of life. My mum is lonely and isolated in the north of Scotland due to circumstances. And my […]

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Brain Gone Missing

Sometimes I wonder if my wandering mind has gone more wayward than normal – but I have no doubt it is making it even more difficult to be me. A few months back, I hauled my children out for a day watching a free music festival in the park. Wearing out picnic best and armed […]

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Life, Death and the grey in between

A 104-year old Aussie scientist committed suicide because he felt he was too old and didn’t want to live anymore. He had no serious illness, there were clips of him walking and singing, eating cake, drinking champagne and hanging out with his family. Yet he was allowed to kill himself in Switzerland because he was […]

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Road-tripping and camping with Team Z in 2016

Every school holiday, the boys and I grab our wire baskets of camping gear, chuck them on the back of the car with our clothes, hitch up the trailer and head off somewhere. Often, we have no idea where we are going as we seldom research properly – but it’s always an adventure. Easter saw […]

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Mothers’ Club does New Zealand

My Mother’s Club went international. Yes, we headed off to New Zealand for Jonene Sarah’s BIG BIRTHDAY BASH. And it was so beautiful, lots of fun and a might big adventure with some of my favourite people. A week before, a 7.5 earthquake hit the exact area we were heading for, but that did not […]