From esteemed neurosurgeon to lung cancer patient

From Dr Kalanithi, esteemed neurosurgeon at the prime of life and career to Paul Kalanithi, patient with irrevocable lung cancer.  When Breath Becomes Air will take your breath away at the sheer irony of this true life story. It’s tragedy enough to be diagnosed with cancer yet to be on the receiving end, when it … More From esteemed neurosurgeon to lung cancer patient

A Nun’s Story

Shirley Leach had it all – wealth, health, success and even true love. A rosy future indeed lay ahead for the once debutante. But with a heavy heart, Shirley called off her wedding to the very eligible Jeremy. Why? Because she answered a calling to become a nun! Sister Agatha’s life story of choosing poverty … More A Nun’s Story

And… though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that it has done me good…

… Christmas! as described by Scrooge’s nephew in A Christmas Carol. I’ll be reading this Christmas ghost story at dusk to my little ones – Christmas Eve! We recently went on a Charles Dickens walk through our local high street with Paul Baker from London and Barnet Walks ( https://www.facebook.com/Barnet-and-London-Walks-709257105776099/ ) and discovered some great local links; … More And… though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that it has done me good…

#GrannyWisdom – don’t let their knowledge and wisdom remain a mystery!

Social media was set ablaze recently with people getting involved in a conversation using the hashtag #GrannyWisdom . YouTubers, Instagrammers, Twitterers, Facebookers and Snapchatters, asked their grannies a whole host of questions as part of an experiment to link the generations. While writing her book titled ‘Doing It’, YouTuber, Hannah Witton spoke to both her … More #GrannyWisdom – don’t let their knowledge and wisdom remain a mystery!

From strangers to friends via the written word

This is a wonderful clip showcasing the creation of a retired primary school teacher – a beautiful travelling library, specialising in children’s books! Here is a translation of what the Italian book enthusiast says: “…because children who were once strangers, in the end become friends, they become familiar with each other, they know each other … More From strangers to friends via the written word