Articles, People

Mum, Dad, I Missed You Both Today

What a wonderful thought provoking piece from Carole Parkes. What came to mind was that at the time they thought that it would go one forever.

What lovely caring people!

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Author -Carole Parkes

9. Patio Garden

Mum, Dad, I Missed You Both Today

We were caring for you for more than twenty years, but what went on in those last few years? I feel as though we lost touch with the people you were. We were so busy with caring duties, we never had time for proper conversations with you.

Catering for your needs took over our lives. Shopping, running you to the hospital for appointments, and repairing all the things you so easily broke. Do you remember all the toilet seats we replaced, four in one year alone, and that was on top of you, Dad, knocking the radiator off the wall with your motorized wheelchair. We were also busy sorting out personal accidents like wet bedding and carpets. Fortunately they were only occasional occurrences.

Meals-on-wheels were welcomed until you, Mum, wanted them liquidized like baby food. After a couple of weeks on this chosen version, you…

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Articles, Romance

An Authors Tale to writing ‘If Only You Knew’

Following the untimely passing of her godmother, Laura finds herself the benefactor of a picturesque seaside B&B. She’s soon plunged into the life of hospitality, catering for the needs of her eclectic guests, with help from her vibrant and fun-loving friend, Amy. However, the cosy seaside lifestyle she hopes for is soon dominated by her mischievous… Continue reading An Authors Tale to writing ‘If Only You Knew’

Articles, People

The Day I Met The Other Me.

This made me laugh. Haven’t we all done something similar?

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Author -Carole Parkes

Happily browsing in a particularly long, narrow aisle of a clothing store, I was concentrating on the display of numerous tops and blouses. Carefully examining each one, I got about halfway down the racks when my path was blocked by another woman coming in the opposite direction. I went left, she went the same way, I went right, she did the same, and again, we both tried to go to my left. I couldn’t help laughing at the silly situation. Then I saw she was laughing too and the thought crossed my mind, well at least she looks happy and isn’t getting annoyed about not being able to pass me. She seems alright!

When I mumbled, “Sorry,” and saw her lips moving in time with mine, that’s when it hit me! The other woman was my reflection in a mirror at the end of the aisle. It wasn’t a long…

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Articles, Book

The Magic of Stories is changing

I have two sites, this one, and Magic Reviews. As I am now part of Norns Triad Publications, I'm moving things around slightly.I've brought Magic Reviews over here and you will still be able to find all the usually content you have come to expect. You will also find book reviews because I review every… Continue reading The Magic of Stories is changing

Articles

International World Car-Free Day

On September 22nd, it is National Car Free Day to encourage motorists to give up their cars for the day.  I don’t for one minute think we will see car-free roads. People have to travel to work and I can’t see them wanting to walk or cycle, or get public transport instead. However, there are… Continue reading International World Car-Free Day

Articles

National Biscuit and Gravy Day!

I came across a National Biscuit, and Gravy week, and it made me chuckle. I’m British and this is an American food. If you have never heard of it, you may have the same reaction I did when I first came across it. I was reading a book by an American author and they sat… Continue reading National Biscuit and Gravy Day!

Articles

Your Song #Musical Monday

Reblogged from Abi’s Corner. I found these few words quite poignant. We all have special songs that mean something to us.Your Song #Musical Monday Plus the piece involved this beautiful book cover. I wish I’d sung this song to my late husband Bill when he was alive, but the thought never occurred to me until… Continue reading Your Song #Musical Monday

Articles, History, People

National Grandparent’s Day

When I was a child, I saw a lot of my grandparents. My grandpa, on my Dad’s side, passed away when I was just seven. For the rest of my childhood and teenage years I had my Grandma, and my Nana and Papa. The latter lived in Oswestry, a small market town on the edge… Continue reading National Grandparent’s Day

Animals, Articles, Nature

National Pet Memorial Day

Most of us have had pets that we have loved and lost. On the 13th September is National Pet Memorial Day, and it offers you a moment to think about a pet that loved. Many of us don’t like to go there because of the sadness it can bring us. So why not use this… Continue reading National Pet Memorial Day