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The Gifts of 2020 by Gwynn Scheltema

If there’s one thing that I have learned during 2020, it’s the importance of kindness and acceptance and the finding of joy and fulfilment in the unexpected, big and small. And part of that is the acceptance of self, flaws and all.  So, in 2021 I’ve decided I am going to put kindness to myself… Continue reading The Gifts of 2020 by Gwynn Scheltema

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The First Days of WW2 by Maureen Mullally

On September 6th 1939, I was 6 years old Gillian asked me to play. She lived across the road and sometimes cars went by, so Mummy said I had to be very careful crossing. Gillian had lots of dolls, but they weren’t as nice as mine. I told her they needed a wash. She didn’t like that… Continue reading The First Days of WW2 by Maureen Mullally

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Moving Forward by Chris Cameron

Some runners wear headphones and listen to music or audiobooks, but I love hearing the sound of my shoes hitting the road as I run through hills of Northumberland. Different sounds for different roads: pat-pat on pavement; critch-critch on gravel; and a kind of a wash-wash on dirt roads. It isn’t unusual for me to… Continue reading Moving Forward by Chris Cameron

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Christmas and the Great Coverup by Eric E Wright

Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay I’ve always loved Christmas. The carols. The Christmas trees. The lights. The manger scenes. Christmas Eve services in a candle-lit church. The whole extended family gathering around a table groaning with turkey and all the fixins. Laughter and old stories. But this is the Covid-19 year and we’ve got… Continue reading Christmas and the Great Coverup by Eric E Wright