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No, I don’t want a cosmetics voucher, JUST GIVE ME MY...

As unsigned posts go, this is one of the funniest. Several lines leapt off the page and made me spill my coffee... but I...
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When you get a call from your boyfriend’s counsellor

This week has been overwhelming. As I write, I am home alone enjoying a moments peace to reflect on… well, to reflect on everything. I have...
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Why didn’t I stay and fight?

In response to our writing prompt No. 42 (‘Fight or Flight’), this is a heartfelt, unsigned post from a beleaguered teacher who turned her back...
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The enemy – a daughter’s changed relationship

In response to our writing prompt - 'Change your name and discuss your choice,' our unsigned blogger has given us a powerful piece on a...
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A mother’s hope for her troubled child

When we have children a part of us thinks they will be small forever, but we know deep down that we will be sending...
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My mum, cancer and the journey to see her

My mum is dying. She’s not had a bad innings – she’s 88 - but she’s recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer (after months...
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The job search

After my husband died, I took one for the team. The family team. With two children to keep on track and focussed, the late...
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Family portrait: my mother doesn’t love me

The relationship I have with my own mother is fraught sometimes. She can be quite selfish, often frustrating, thoughtless and critical (but then so...
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Introducing Post-40 Bloggers Unsigned

Had it existed, I would definitely have written down some of my breast cancer drama in an un-signed space on Post-40 Bloggers. What would be...
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When an absent parent turns up in time for the credits

As a single parent, it's galling when after years of coping, an absentee parent turns up when the kids (by your hard work) are...
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When you can’t post THAT post

'Post-40 Bloggers Unsigned' is the safe place on our site when a member wants to publish anonymously. Even the most feisty and fearless among us...
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Blended families: read the small print

Even first time marriages are filled with tiny little land mines that detonate when you least expect them; things you don’t think of when...

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Silly season #writing prompt… (be warned)

Who remembers that silly game we played as children where you had imaginary fights between things or people? My siblings, friends and I would...
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Write a letter you need to read

I was speaking to one of my young people this week about the foundations of their blog. They said: "I'm just writing the letters I...
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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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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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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,...