Category Archives: Gill’s Mum

In the shoes of… | Gill’s Mum. Keep Calm and Carry On.

Thank you to all our Twitter friends for the lovely supportive messages we have received over the last four months while Mum has been staying with us, following an accident in which she sustained a fracture to her lower back. … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… | Gill’s Mum. A fabulous wedding. And a new life ahead…

Last week, our eldest son got married! Mum, a.k.a @Gills_Mum, has been doing quite a bit of writing recently and I thought you might enjoy her ‘take’ on Abi and Andrew’s wedding … and also an update on how Mum is … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… | Gill’s Mum. A little common sense and compassion go a long way.

Mum’s life has been turned upside down recently. Like Geoff, in this story, she has suddenly lost a lot of independence. Until a couple of months ago, she was living on her own, catching the bus into town most days … Continue reading

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“How lovely! A virtual bouquet for you, Mum!”… “a WHAT??…”

Thank you for all the lovely comments left on Mum’s recent blog about the suspended service: “Tales from the Bus Stop”. And of course all the Twitter conversations and ideas about how Mum can keep herself amused during her reluctant … Continue reading

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In the shoes of Gill’s Mum … | ‘Tales from the Bus Stop’ has been suspended

Thank you to all the people on Twitter who have sent best wishes to my Mum (a.k.a. @Gills_Mum) over the last few weeks. She is doing a bit better at the moment and, with my youngest son doing a bit … Continue reading

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‘Patient Voices: digital stories – a whole new world!

I was very honoured to be invited to spend a weekend with the wonderful Pip Hardy and Tony Sumner from ‘Patient Voices’. Making digital stories. Making friends. I couldn’t wait to tell my Mum a.k.a @Gills_Mum all about it. She loves … Continue reading

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In the shoes of Gill’s Mum… The Gas Man Cometh

By popular request, I am posting another blog by my wonderful 91-year old Mum, a.k.a @Gills_Mum. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did… 🙂 It was on a Monday morning that the gasman came to call! Well … Continue reading

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The (highly symbolic!) #sparklytree…

The #whoseshoes #sparklytree has become a bit of a ritual on Twitter. For the last couple of years I have had a “daily award” and sent some of my special people a coveted advent #sparkly tree which brightens their desktop … Continue reading

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In the shoes of Gill’s Mum’s… as she turns detective!

The random thoughts (as she calls them) or more accurately sharp observations of my 91-year old Mum (a.k.a @Gills_Mum) continue to be very popular. Hopefully this latest piece will raise a weekend smile …  Had quite an adventure this morning. Returned from … Continue reading

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It was a hot day… according to the people at the bus stop. In the shoes of… Gill’s Mum :)

Do you remember the recent heatwave – a.k.a. the British Summer? It lasted for a week or so, so was a pretty good summer really. Anyway, @Gills_Mum wrote some ‘Random Thoughts In the Hot Weather.’ I’m afraid that by the … Continue reading

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