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Charlie Gard: An Update

In my last post, I reflected on the impending loss of baby Charlie Gard, the baby at the centre of a battle between his parents and the doctors treating him. When I wrote my post, it was in response to the fact his parents had released a video on YouTube stating that they would be… Continue reading Charlie Gard: An Update

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Charlie Gard, An Angel Too Soon

Update 03/07/2017: Since I posted the original post, news came through that Charlie's parents have been allowed to have more time to say their goodbyes to him. There is never enough time in this entire universe in order to say goodbye to your precious baby. I hope the time they have been given provides them… Continue reading Charlie Gard, An Angel Too Soon

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Happy 200th Birthday, Branwell Brontë

I didn't remember to wish any of the Brontë siblings a happy birthday on here yet, so today, as it is their only brothers birthday, I thought I'd acknowledge it. Branwell Brontë is 200 years old today. He was a rather troubled soul that many see as a tragic character who always seemed to lose… Continue reading Happy 200th Birthday, Branwell Brontë

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Happy 6th Birthday to My Blog

Continuous Strings has been around for six years now, how awesome is that? It has helped me express myself in a way that has kept me encouraged to write. I just wish I could win the lottery, buy a flat in Whitby and just spend six months writing... That is how much a I love… Continue reading Happy 6th Birthday to My Blog

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Devastation & Horror at Grenfell Tower Blaze

My country has suffered some bloody awful events in recent weeks and now, today, we all woke to the horror fire in London at the Grenfell Tower block. Built in the 1970's and believed to be home to between 400 and 600 people, it staggers belief the actual scale of this disaster. So far, 6… Continue reading Devastation & Horror at Grenfell Tower Blaze

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Weary

I have a particularly tired soul right now. Although my body is weary as hell, my soul feels so heavy right now. I’ve cut off Facebook and Twitter – those who care enough about me will contact me via other mediums to see how I am or just have a chat. The problem with social… Continue reading Weary

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Words to Help & Inspire: Maya Angelou’s ‘Still I Rise’

The poet Maya Angelou has always been close to my heart, especially her poem 'Still I Rise'. It was also the favourite poem of my lovely friend Jemma, who passed away a couple of years ago. It has always been something that has made me feel determined and picked me up whenever I have been… Continue reading Words to Help & Inspire: Maya Angelou’s ‘Still I Rise’