In Our Shoes

Last week I had a few rare baby- and kid-free hours, so I hit my favourite local consignment store. We have a couple of weddings to go to this summer and one of the things I gave up when I […]

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Dear Mum …

Today would have been your 67th birthday. If you were still here, we probably would have taken a trip somewhere. Maybe we would have gone to Victoria, our old stomping ground. We’d always start in Murchies (is it still there?) […]

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A Would-be Birthday

She was never one for big celebrations; a hand-made card and a school craft was usually all she wanted. There’s still a stack of them in the top drawer of her old chest of drawers. When I was grown, we’d […]

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5 Ways to Show a Child Love That Will Stand the Test of Time

It can be something as simple as seeing her favourite brand of tea at the supermarket, or unexpectedly finding a pair of her reading glasses hidden in a box. Suddenly, the memory of┬áthe way she held a tea-cup, her slightly […]

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