Month: April 2013

Birthday cakes and banshees

I have a recurrent excited stomach feeling, like when you’re a kid and you know it’s your birthday and you’re going to get presents but you haven’t been given them yet. It’s also equally a feeling of dread, like you’d get from the fear that no one will in fact come to your birthday party,…

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Vale Joan Rule

Joan Rule, my grandmother after whom I was inspired to start a blog in the first place, passed away on Friday. Like the many thousands of families which have a member in the late stages of Alzheimer’s Disease, we hope her death was a release. Her mind had left some time ago. Gran was an…

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