Author: Sharon

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We Need to Help Each Other

5th January, 2021 Dear Diary ‘It is in the Shelter of each other that the people live.’                                                                                            Irish Proverb I have an urge to write in you today after the government announced last...

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2020: Most Read Post on My Blog

4th January 2021 Dear Diary My most read post last year, entitled ‘When Two Worlds Potentially Collide’ reflected on my conflicting roles as a researcher and a person bereaved by suicide.  I thought you...

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I Didn’t Expect this Response!

29th November, 2020 Dear Diary ‘There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about                                    Margaret J. Wheatley                                                                                            It is fair to say, that I am an...

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Welcome Back Mum

2nd August, 2020 Dear Diary ‘The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats it’s most vulnerable members.’ Mahatma Gandhi My mum aged 82 and only 4 foot 8 inches,...

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The Joy of Builders Working in Your Home

19th July, 2020 Dear Diary I live in Lancashire, in a stone cottage built in the 1800’s, which were originally built for those working in the mills.  These two up and two down cottages,...

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So Who Are You Going to Invite?

5th July, 2020 Dear Diary ‘People who need people are the luckiest people in the world.’                     Barbara Streisand As a nation, lockdown has been frightening, heart breaking and full of uncertainty for so...