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Helping Teens and Grandparents Connect
Published: 23/12/2015

Have teenage kids? Have you noticed that the easy camaraderie that existed between your kids, when they were at primary school and your parents, has somehow evaporated? How do your teenagers, once the happy recipients of hugs and cuddles, react if there is even the faintest suggestion of a ...

Stealing your memories - the tragedy of dementia
Published: 23/07/2015

One of our family members has Alzheimer’s. It is devastating and the only solace we have is knowing that she doesn’t know how ill she is. Grandma has changed from a vibrant multi-lingual, chic and loving lady to a skeletal lady who has difficulty talking, eating, getting dressed and ...

Cherished Family Memories
Published: 16/11/2013

Do you have children? If so does it sometimes amaze you what they remember from when they were little? Today we drove past a tree which had been hit by lightning and it triggered the memory of a story I had told my daughter when she was very young. I had made up this story because my daughter had ...

Keeping up with the.. mini me!
Published: 09/09/2013

A friend’s toddler went to the TV screen and tried swiping it. They turned to their parents and told them it was broken because the screen didn’t scroll! At my father’s place we uncovered my mother’s typewriter. My youngest daughter wondered not only what it was but WHY would ...

I'll do it ... later..
Published: 19/08/2013

Melanie contacted me about www.lifestorybank.com. Her daughter had been given a new ipod for Christmas. Struggling to record on it she asked her dad and he showed her how by leaving a short message telling her he loved her and how proud of her he was. When he died suddenly of a heart attack two ...

The parental FEAR
Published: 08/08/2013

I remember as a child ignoring my grandmother as she called for me in the changing rooms of the swimming pool. I was mortified that she was calling out and as I was far from being ready I decided in my childish pique that I would reply when I was dressed. As you can imagine she was rather cross when ...

Deadlines and Drama
Published: 30/06/2013

How do you convey the joy of re-living and re-discovering memories, experiences and friends in a short piece of text? How do you distill how vital leaving a video recorded legacy is for the emotional wellbeing and support of loved ones in a few words? How do you explain a brand new concept and ...

On a wet and rainy holiday...
Published: 10/06/2013

Half term holidays and it is pouring with rain. Again. The girls and I hunker down to enjoy a day indoors, in the warm. The board games come out, the pens and paper, the paints, the books and we indulge in gentle, timeless activities. One special board game is invariably selected, it is one that my ...