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Ruth Hayllar
Hippy mummy, crafty critter, cancer patient, rainbow guider, avid tweeter
Hippy mummy, crafty critter, cancer patient, rainbow guider, avid tweeter
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It's Guinness Time!
Well, they say that you have to wait for the best things in life, Guinness takes a long time to pour properly and I have learnt many fascinating things either whilst drinking the black stuff or talking about it.  For example, if there are bubbles on the ins...

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Just The One (you know you shouldn't do it.....)
The end of someone's life is a sad time and invariably leaves a big gap in the people remaining lives.  This is true for me too.  I am lucky that family and friends are supportive and continue to be so.  Through WAY (Widowed and Young) I am meeting new peop...

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A Bitter-sweet Symphony
A bit of a different post, apologies for the rant: I must say that sometime I lack tact and talk over others.  This is at work and with friends.  It has been highlighted to me in my recent peer review feedback and is something that I am working on. Another ...

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Que Sera, Sera!
Everyone deals with things in different ways.  Grief is no different.  People who know me will know I keep things close to my chest but have a reasonably soft, squidgy centre (and not just the belly).  Emotions can and will bubble to the surface and I will ...

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Silent Sunday


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WILL Power!
Since 1997, my finances have been a little bit on the ropey side.  This was worsened when I met Ruth in 1998.  Spending increased and to be fair so did income; but at the same rate!  We lived reasonably comfortably in Newcastle after our student days and al...

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Rocks
I love rocks, I studied Geology at college and since then they have amazed me in the different textures and types there are that form our world.  Interestingly as I write this there has been a  fascinating  bit on Countryfile about the canals in the Midland...

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So, yesterday was talking about Day 0, today is logically the first day after Ruth died.   There are many things that you say to your children that you don't want to; "Stop That!" probably being the number 1 offender.  However there is something that you ne...

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I have decided that the best thing that I can do, for myself and the children and in the memory of Ruth, my wife to carry on this page.  I intend to write about how the kids are doing more than me, but this opening post from me is about one day, Day 0.  Lot...
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