Category Archives: Gill’s Mum

More ‘random thoughts’ from @Gills_Mum ;)

I daren’t tell Mum that she is becoming a bit of a celebrity. I think she would be  quite shocked. "We'll see" is the old person's "Whatever." But I like "Whatever" better. 😉 — Gill's Mum (@Gills_Mum) April 26, 2013 … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… 100 people living, breathing, working with dementia!

This time last year I had a small idea. To build on my Whose Shoes? concept, looking at issues from different perspectives, I would ask a wide range of people to write a blog and I would post them, one … Continue reading

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New tools to support your transformation journey! #MakingItReal

Part 2: The launch event The room was full of inspirational change leaders, defined not by their organisational positions but by their personal energy, innovative projects and passion for positive change. If you could bottle the passion in that room, … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… Gill’s Mum | A different bus. A whole new experience ;)

This blog has been ‘pending for a couple of weeks – I’ve had other things on my mind 😉 – but it seems a nice one to post for a leisurely Bank Holiday… I popped over to see Mum (aka … Continue reading

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Mum’s getting into Twitter… (Oh no I’m not. Oh, yes you are…)

Some of you are following Mum’s journey into Twitter (@GillsMum). Indeed, some of you are following her. It will be fun if, before long, Granny has more followers than some of her grandchildren… 😉 It is great to see people … Continue reading

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The power of Twitter – Take 2… Come and join us!

I have written before about the Power of Twitter. It is one of my most popular blogposts. Even my 91 year old Mum (aka @Gills_Mum) is tempted to get involved. Slightly. On a good day… What I love about Twitter … Continue reading

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For the avoidance of doubt. My Mum is NOT up for adoption…

Last week we had some fun on Twitter. As we do… A lot of people love my 91 year old Mum’s down to earth guest blogs. "@WhoseShoes: In the shoes of Gill’s Mum’s…| Good Friday is not so good… http://t.co/CVV4fabnG9" … Continue reading

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In the shoes of Gill’s Mum’s…| Good Friday is not so good…

I have been delighted that the guest blogs written by my (now) 91 year old Mum have been amongst the most popular in the series. I have been trying to encourage Mum to write some more. Especially when she is … Continue reading

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In the shoes (boots?) of Gill’s Mum’s… daughter!

Mum is going stir crazy. Or more precisely “Climbing round the picture rail” – she has a lovely turn of phrase. She lives alone and makes a religion out of going out every day, but at the moment ‘it’s snow … Continue reading

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Care funding? ..You want me to pay HOW much? | In the shoes of… Gill’s Mum

Some of you will know that my 90 year old Mum ventured into the occasional blogwriting moment last year and was genuinely surprised when people actually seemed interested in her views! This says a lot about how older people perceive … Continue reading

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