Issues & Tissues

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#66 Cities

I’ve been tagged by Michelle Mummy from the Heart. She was tagged by Molly at Mother’s Right. Christmas is coming and here in the UK…

Guilt, Capol and PJ’s

Hello it’s Gemma! I feel as if I’ve been gone from here for ages, but possibly that is just a reaction to blogging everyday for…

Small children and Alzheimer’s

I’ve been writing this blog for just over a year, I’ve written 3 times during that period about my mother having Alzheimer’s, firstly in this…

I’m not married

I’m not married, it bothers some of my elderly relatives but it doesn’t really bother me, or so I thought. I’ve never had a desire…

Ever considered Child Sponsorship?

Last week, I went to London to meet some lovely people from Action Aid. Action Aid is a charity that supports communities in over 40…

Schools, schools, bloody schools

It’s begun, the whole process of getting my child into school. I knew it was soon but I didn’t know when and I have been…

Save the Children – Health Workers

You know that ‘thing’ it’s late you’ve had a long day and it’s all running round your head, you’ve listening to people talk about issues…

I remember 9/11

I remember exactly who came in, mid afternoon and told us what he’d just heard on the radio. I was mid conversation with my colleague,…

His Shoes

These are my Dad’s shoes. A man whose ‘style’ could be summed up as practical. He seems only to have one pair of shoes, these…

About Last Night

The events that unfolded last night across London and in other cities. Was that social unrest of the disenfranchised? Or was it is opportunistic looting?…