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Making scarves for the homeless

Today I want to talk about homelessness and explain what a ScarfAThon is. Back last December Mr A and I went Christmas shopping in Gloucester....
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This International Women’s Day, be BOLD!

For International Women's Day 2017, we're asking you to #BeBoldForChange. Call on the masses or call on yourself to help forge a better working world -...
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Your child and innocent internet searches

O2 Guru Raymond (left) and I talk about setting online parental controls during the Facebook Live session. This is one of the most important times...
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On the 5th most common cancer

September 12th 2016 marks the start of Lymphatic Cancer Awareness Week. I’ve temporarily turned the border on my blog purple to show my support. Shame on...
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Spotlight on the perils of plastic

Following Marine Environment Consultant Atlanta Cook’s Facebook posts has really opened my mind to the perils of plastic. There was one picture in particular, much...
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Banish coffee rust

I start each morning with a cup of coffee brought to me in bed by my lovely husband. I have been known to indulge in...
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Tanya Barrow and World Vision UK

In her post, 'Preparing to go away on another trip,' Tanya talks about her increasing anxiety about 'the most ridiculous things.' To parking the...
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Maternity unit bereavement care

Cheshire MP Antoinette Sandbach addressing Parliament spoke with tears rolling down her face as she recounted the death of her 5 day old son...
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Preventing youth homelessness

At least 80,000 young people will experience homelessness this year.
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National Autistic Society

I’m feeling a bit *wahey* today but also a bit “Oh, what have I done?” I’ve set myself a challenge, yes, another one. The first...
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Allergy Awareness Week

When my daughter reached her teen years, she developed an allergy to pollen and dust...and I started to collect the most realistic looking silk,...
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A Mile In Her Shoes

Charity helping women affected by homelessness to find their feet through running.  Have you ever considered running as a hobby? Runners are many and varied, from...

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Hang-ups

We all have hang-ups. Mine is unfairness, the origins of which are lodged in my childhood. There was the time it was suspected a...
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What do you know?

One of the joys (and pain) of being older is that we know stuff. From our first scraped knee to our devastated heart at...
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How are you? No, really, how are you?

The Post-40 Bloggers' writing prompt this week asked a simple question - "How are you?" The question was stunningly answered by blogger Hilary Farrow. Ed Whenever you...
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Very first visit to the cinema

We liked Sue's treatment of our writing prompt No. 107 (First cinema experience). Her simple telling of walking out with her dad without, uncommonly,...
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Inner conflict – a writing prompt

This week's writing prompt is about inner conflict. Are you wrestling with a problem, for instance, that has a solution, but you're reluctant to take it?...
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Your personal elevator pitch

This week, we're asking you to sum up in 140 characters or less (actually in about 122 characters or less with the hashtag we give...