What Remembrance Day means and the war poems that illustrate why we should never forget

Even when the war was over their elation must have been tinged with sadness at the loss of many friends who'd become their world in those wretched, never ending days.  The relief of knowing you'd be going home, finally leaving behind those distressing scenes, to the arms of your loved ones only to find it all blemished by survivor guilt and flashbacks.

Need inspiration? A Life Quote to inspire you on those tough days

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This life quote is by far one of my favourites since I've been in remission from acute Leukaemia because it really sums up the journey I've been on. During the brutal treatment which meant 6 months as a hospital in patient my life certainly felt bleak and grey with little hope of any reprieve. Yet… Continue reading Need inspiration? A Life Quote to inspire you on those tough days

Be grateful to those who lift you up

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I came across this quote recently by French poet Marcel Proust, I've always been a lover of quotes, through good and bad times I have often found that they speak the very words I have in my own mind.  Words have always been a part of me, ever since I was a young child when… Continue reading Be grateful to those who lift you up

Kindness is not a choice…but beware

For me being kind is not a choice, not something I have to work hard at, not something I think twice about... it comes from deep within my soul.  But I pity those who assume this makes me an easy target, vulnerable to their petty games and badly hidden jealousy, for I have insightful eyes and… Continue reading Kindness is not a choice…but beware

Why writing is my soul mate…

Words... I love words, love to read them, write them and discover them. We use them to illustrate our lives; they are the carriers of meaning, how we convey our understanding of the world around us and connect with others.  How we use them often defines who we are; powerful and sometimes misunderstood, often deliberately… Continue reading Why writing is my soul mate…