Category Archives: Memoir

Family stories or People Watching

Researching my family tree takes me in all sorts of directions. The people I know well and those who are close to them is the easy bit. Most families have members who know a little bit about other people to … Continue reading

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Taking the Long View (first bio chapter)

Considering using this as the title of my memoir. It’s a way of focusing down on all the various events in my life, why I took the decisions I did, what became of them in the end, and what events … Continue reading

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God, Life and Love

After recently attending Pete Rollins’ “Positive Power of Negative Thinking”, in Belfast’s Redeemer Central seemingly abandoned church, I’m looking at my life in new and different ways. I didn’t think my thoughts were negative, in fact I thought they were … Continue reading

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About who am I and why I am hereā€¦!

OK I borrowed this title, thanks, empress2inspire, hope you don’t mind! I’m one of a family of 2, grammar school educated, registered nurse, mother of 3, widowed at 36, host of relationships to follow (more of that to come…!!), married … Continue reading

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Revisiting my grief

It is almost 34 years since the night my world ended. I have wakened in the night and as I often do, I turn on the bedside radio. It is tuned in to radio 4. When I press the button … Continue reading

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A pair of leather clogs

My eyes met my mother’s over his shoulder as he embraced me warmly and held me close. Because he was smaller than me, I could see how she was trying not to look shocked. Her recently widowed daughter, devastated by … Continue reading

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Recurring dreams

November 1983 Exactly one year after my husband Chris died following a bone marrow transplant, by which it was hoped it would halt his leukemia, I started having dreams about him. In the first of these, I was at home … Continue reading

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