Tag Archives: loneliness

In the shoes of … | Gill’s Mum: “Sunk without trace”

When I called in to see Mum, I found her busy; busy trying to sort out her handwritten blog. Cutting and pasting it the old way – by rewriting bits. It is lovely to see Mum starting to write regularly … 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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1300 carers come together… because people care

Last week, I had the huge privilege of attending the ‘Concert for Caring – a celebration of carers and caring’ in Glasgow. I must admit Mr #WhoseShoes raised his eyebrows when I announced that I was going over 300 miles … Continue reading

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In the shoes of… Anne Cooper| warm, caring and trying to help…

On Monday, I captured the Twitter story about Anne Cooper’s quest to navigate the process to ‘befriend’ an isolated person, playing by the rules and processes of modern day society. It made me appreciate even more the wonderful work that … Continue reading

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“All the lonely people, where do they all come from?”

There are a lot of people that I admire on Twitter, and Anne Cooper (@anniecoops) is right up there. We haven’t met in person – yet! – but she is on my ‘stalking list’. I love this term that I … 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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