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This will be one of 2015's standout books

The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes by Anna McPartlin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Very occasionally a book comes along that makes you stop and truly put life on hold whilst you escape into a world that isn’t your own for a while and when that book ends it leaves you feeling both empty and more fulfilled than you could imagine. 368 more words

Book Review

#RareDisease Day: Impossible situations create remarkable people

Original post from the blog of Special Needs Jungle

An extract

‘……………Today is Rare Disease Day and during the past week we have been featuring a number of…

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Inside My Head: Life with a Brain Tumour

Hi I am Anna Louise Swabey, I am 23 years old and I have recently been diagnosed with a brain tumour. (It still feels bizarre when I write that down or say it out loud.) 1,224 more words

Anna Louise Swabey

The First Dance

Beneath the dimming lights of a hundred stars, their petering radiance signalling the arrival of the dawn hours, we took one another’s hand and danced. We swung, we swayed, we spun, to quick beats and slow orchestras, until the sun’s rays completely obliterated the remaining vestiges of the night sky. 660 more words

Creative Writing

Thoughts on Aging and Dying

If I ever had the desire to live a long life, I don’t anymore. I know that sound horribly morbid and depressing, but I don’t mean it that way. 815 more words

Misc. Writings

Day #297 - You're dying.

‘Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite. Or waiting around for Friday night or waiting perhaps for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil or a better break or a string of pearls or a pair of pants or a wig with curls or another chance. 608 more words


Caregiver's Dilemma: Is The Patient Playing It Up? One Caregiver's Thoughts.

I confess there are times when I think Chris is playing it up.

The heavy breathing, the grunt of exertion as he lifts the water jug into the fridge.  342 more words