A rather grown up birthday

A rather grown up birthday

Beautiful birthday card
Beautiful birthday card

Yesterday was my birthday. I’m still in my early thirties, but only just. Probably I’m supposed to be a grownup by now but I don’t think we need to bother about that just yet. Speaking to people who are older, I’m not sure I ever will.Continue Reading    

Our first food fair

Our first food fair

imageLast week, we went to the Leeds City centre food fair.Continue Reading    

Poppy returns to Malory Towers: Review

Poppy returns to Malory Towers: Review

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This week, I have mostly been re-reading all the Malory Towers books by Enid Blyton.Continue Reading    

Palliative Care: assisted suicide by the back door?

Palliative Care: assisted suicide by the back door?

One of the most common conversations I have at work these days is about using pain killers like morphine or sedative medicines like midazolam to relieve suffering at the end of life.
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Why on Earth would I support Tim Farron?

Why on Earth would I support Tim Farron?

Following the general election and the majority of my friends on social media bemoaning that disgrace of the nation for electing the Conservatives, I decided to stop sitting on the bench and get involved in politics.Continue Reading    

Immigration: The difference is only skin deep

Immigration: The difference is only skin deep

In my job I encounter many people, from all walks of life, and I spend time with them and their families, towards the end of their life.

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DriveTime Stories: Christmas Tears

DriveTime Stories: Christmas Tears

Paul Stoves is from Shropshire. He sounds like an amiable sort of man, a core of steel surrounded by absolute joy. After six months in Iraq he is returning home, a Christmas surprise for his children.
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