Memory loss and life stories

Several years ago, I attended the inaugural conference for the charity Aging without Children in London, well attended by representatives from third sector organisations, researchers, and members of the public aged 50 and over who are childless. The aim of the conference was to raise awareness of issues surrounding the growing number of people who are…

Capturing memories

There’s a big country park across the road from our home. An interesting place with forest areas and ponds and hills, and loads of early blackberries at the moment. There used to be a visitor centre but it was burned down some years back. Next to that vacant space, there is still a small children’s…

Living with loss, but living with hope

Like many others, I have been closely following the heartbreaking story of little Alfie Evans, the small child whose brain has apparently been destroyed by disease, and whose parents have fought long and hard against the removal of life support by the hospital. By the time I post this, or you read it, chances are…