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the reality of an instant society

The Reality of Living in an Instant Society

8th September 2017

The reality of living in an instant society is that we live in the age of fad diets, quick fixes, instant messenger, social networking, 24/7 live news updates. Everything we want to know, do, see, read, be, we are told we can instantly have. This is ingrained in us; text that person now to see […]

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Escape

6th May 2017

I decided to escape from York for a bit and just go on a drive. Rather than turn around the further I got, I continued on until I reached Scarborough. I always felt better near the sea. There is something very therapeutic about the sea – it’s motion, the smell, how it sound. It always […]

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sue ryder sew many memories quilt

Creating a Sue Ryder ‘Sew Many Memories’ quilt

23rd September 2016

Sue Ryder run a project called, Sew Many Memories, where you turn your loved ones clothes into a patchwork quilt. Almost three years ago my Dad passed away from cancer at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice (I’ve spoken about this more here). Since then his clothes have sat comfortably in his drawers, apart from the odd […]

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How to have a good relationship with Instagram

8th September 2016

I always say I love Instagram… which is true. I love scrolling through all the types of photographs; artsy, food, nature, creative, motivational, as well as seeing what my friends and family are up to. Yet sometimes it makes me feel worse. If I see a photo of so and so having a great time with […]

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The Patron’s Lunch with Sue Ryder

13th June 2016

It seems like a lifetime ago that my brother and I recorded a promotional video for Sue Ryder’s new hospice appeal, Thorpe Hall, that asked ‘What will you do?’ Our experience at Thorpe Hall seems both distant and near – it’s one of those periods in your life that you can recall with great clarity, […]

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Cancer, Cornettos, Kindness

16th February 2016

The C word – Cancer – is something that unfortunately everyone is touched by it at some point in their life. For me, it was my Dad, my hero, 1/4 of the family team. It’s two years since he passed away and three years since he was diagnosed with brain cancer, but anyone who’s bereaved […]

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official opening of thorpe hall hospice

The Official Opening of Thorpe Hall Hospice

10th September 2015

It’s official, the new Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall hospice in Peterborough is open! It so strange to think that after two years there is a new Thorpe Hall that’s replaced, my Thorpe hall. I sort of forgot when I was making speeches and fundraising that it was going to replacing my Thorpe Hall. Of course the […]

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