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.

My Huffington Post Blogs

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So recently I have been invited to become a regular contributor to the Huffington Post blogging community which I am honoured to have accepted. Here are the links to my blogs approved and shared by them; Being in remission isn't all it's cracked up to be Telling your child about your Leukaemia Diagnosis What the… Continue reading My Huffington Post Blogs

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…

She became a Warrior

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Writing is my therapy and this piece has been running around in my head for a long while so I finally decided to write in down... hope you enjoy and understand She Became A Warrior At first she was a reluctant gladiator thrown into the ferocious battle that became her life, unequipped and powerless but… Continue reading She became a Warrior

How Does Your Creative Mind Work? #SundayBlogShare @annamam09 #Creative #Writer #Blogger

Delighted & honoured to be featured on this fab blog…Blonde Write More & I have so much in common & met on social media, I couldn’t be more pleased to have ‘met’ 😁

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One of the many things I love about social media is accidentally stumbling across an inspirational creative person. This normally occurs when you are feeling a little blue or feeling a bit down. The universe nudges you in the direction of this special person because it feels you could benefit from some of this person’s positive light and sparkle.

This was what happened when I bumped into Anna Mamwell on Twitter. She’s an ambassador for Bloodwise UK, a Leukaemia survivor and a blogger. On her blog ‘Becoming a Butterfly in remission’, Anna talks about her inspirational life journey so far, her thoughts on being a busy working mum and her creative pleasures.

Anna and I connected over Twitter, we shared stories of our personal experiences with cancer and discussed our creative lives. I knew she had to appear on my blog so I persuaded her to do so.

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