Archive for ‘love’

February 14, 2017

A Love Story

by duncanr

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June 9, 2016

A Boy’s Best Friend

by duncanr

this little chap has been getting a lot of attention since CCTV footage was posted on facebook showing him sneaking into a neighbours garage most mornings to play or hug their dog

full story here –

March 8, 2016

Mom – A Woman’s Journey

by duncanr

should really have posted this on Sunday, which was Mother’s Day in the UK, still . . .

January 3, 2016

Grief is Not Transient

by duncanr

dead heart rateit is 6 years to the day since I lost my wife to lung cancer

the pain of that loss has lessened over the years since she died – I no longer cry every day – but it has not entirely disappeared (and it never will !)

there are times, since she died, that I wish I wasn’t an atheist – because I’d sorely love to believe that our parting is just temporary !

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December 17, 2015

Make Time for Those You Love

by duncanr

December 1, 2015

Lost Property

by duncanr
September 22, 2015

Love is . . .

by duncanr

this vid, capturing a tender moment when 92 yr old ‘toy boy’ Howard sings a love song to the woman he has been married to for 73 years, his dying 93 yr old wife, Laura, has gone viral in last few days – so many of you will already have seen it and know the back story

for those who haven’t, click to watch the video on Youtube and read the accompanying information about Howard and Laura

June 28, 2015

Echoes of the Past and Stray Thoughts

by duncanr

Effie Drummond is pictured leaving flowers at the grave of her son, Sandy. She died without ever knowing the truth behind his death.

Effie Drummond is pictured leaving flowers at the grave of her son, Sandy. She died without ever knowing the truth behind his death.

some years ago, I did my back in at work

it’s O.K. now but if I’m not careful and twist or over-stretch it, the consequent pain and incapacitation can lay me low for a few days – this is my excuse for avoiding housework and gardening 😆

to cut a long story short, the garden was getting to be a bit of a mess so I, reluctantly, got the mower and strimmer out, Friday – with the result that my back has been killing me since!

with limited mobility, I have been . . .

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June 27, 2015

Bugger, Bollocks, Shit

by duncanr

been 5 years since cancer took my wife

the pain of that loss is no less now than it was when she died, though I am reminded of it less frequently now than once was the case – until I stumble upon fucken shit like this and am reduced to tears having been reminded of how much is missing from my life

June 14, 2015

Bold is Beautiful

by duncanr

meeting your partner’s parents for the first time can be a stressful event for anyone – even more so when you have something else to tell them !

this ad showing a couple of girls preparing to ‘come out’ and declare their love for one another to one of the girl’s parents has gone viral in India

in a sign of changing times and changing attitudes, the reaction to the video has been overwhelmingly positive