Are All Care Homes Potential Cattle Markets? Interview with Steven Hawley

Steven Hawley's novelette, Cattle Market, struck a chord with me as I reflected on the plight of my own mother and the difficult decision we made to place her in a care home. Before we moved her to a more 'suitable' facility I witnessed with my own eyes how the Matron, or whatever she was... Continue Reading →

Tales from France – Tete de Veau – bone out!

Reminiscing on the highlights of our recent French trip, to celebrate our Granddaughter's second Birthday, the funniest moment (from my point-of-view) was a meal enjoyed at a local restaurant. Son-in-law kindly translated the menu and Mr Piglet chose the veal option. When his meal arrived, it looked the strangest cut of veal I’d ever seen.... Continue Reading →

Together

Living so far from my family I really treasure the time we are together. Last month it was our granddaughter's (Little Piglet) first Birthday, and all the Piglet clan gathered in France to celebrate the occasion. Not only were our children altogether, but it was the first time our grandson, who is seven months and... Continue Reading →

An Emotional Rollercoaster

After traveling for two days to reach the maternity hospital in Valence (France), where our daughter had given birth to her first baby the day before, we were absolutely physically and mentally exhausted. We arrived Friday evening just in time to spend a precious hour with our daughter, son-in-law and first granddaughter before visiting time... Continue Reading →

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