Christmas Crafting Can be Theraputic

photo by Debbie Walker Christmas Crafting can be more than just for fun. It can actually work as excellent therapy in time of overwhelming feelings, especially around the festive season. Very recently I created a robin from the craft of Felting. I've never felted before this and actually had no idea what it was. However,... Continue Reading →

One Year on

An original poem, by Debbie Walker A year, twelve months,Moments; A life-timeTime is broken.I feel broken.How could it be written?How can it be told?For all that we hopedWill no longer unfold.All we once knew,No longer feels true.And the sun's warmth wanesIn the deep winter's cold.LostIn this darkness, please holdmy handLet me borrow your strengthAs I... Continue Reading →

A wish for Peace at Christmas

A poem by Debbie Walker Christmas is traditionally a time of joy and cheer,but today my thoughts are with those who've suffered lossduring this most difficult and extraordinary year.As our memories begin to crowdand the bells of pain and loss ring loud,I begin to wonder, if the only way throughMust be with a tear or... Continue Reading →

Facing Christmas following loss

How do we do Christmas after losing someone so precious? How do we prepare for festivities that seem like we're celebrating and having fun whilst such an important person is no longer here with us? Thoughts and memories crowd in, take over and then literally overwhelm. Every day I miss my mum like crazy and... Continue Reading →

2020 – Life in Lockdown

A year of truly understanding the value of connections, relationships and self-resilience. Loss, Love, Loneliness and Laughter For me, like many I'm sure, a rollercoaster year where the lowest lows have been visited, and the highs of appreciation have taken flight. Who we have in our life, and the strength we didn't know was ours,... Continue Reading →

Life After Dad – Mum and I

My relationship with Mum I love my mum very much , however, her bluntness and forgetfulness can come across rude, but, saying that our relationship is much closer since Dad passed away. I see mum most Sundays and I ring her almost daily (this was mum’s request as she feared if anything happened to her... Continue Reading →

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