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The merry widows

MEET THE MERRY MAIDS LAUGHING THEIR WAY BACK FROM GRIEF AND DETERMINED TO HELP OTHERS DO THE SAME…   As the waitress put down the huge rack of ribs in front of my bibbed husband, I picked up my camera. This was too good a shot to miss. ‘Smile!’ I said, as Kenny took his first bite, his head thrown back in comedy ecstasy and barbecue sauce running down his chin. That was Kenny all over. A real cheeky, chappie, he oozed mischief and loved to make people feel good. I often joked to my friends that when I...

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You’re a fat mummy aren’t you

Son’s play date changed my life. Charlene’s weight was ruining her life – but when it threatened to ruin her children’s lives too everything changed….  Hauling myself  up from my son’s bedroom floor, breathless and red faced, I stopped for a minute to catch my breath.   At a size 24 and morbidly obese, most things left my gasping for breath, even setting up a game for my son and his fiend to play after school.   As I puffed on my inhaler, my son’s young friend looked at me and said: ‘ You’re very fat aren’t you.’  ...

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Wings of love

Every parent wants to give their kids the bets possible Christmas don’t they? But this year we’ll be pulling out all the stops to make it as magical as possible for our daughter Fia and her siblings.   Our fairy loving four year –old can’t wait to join in the nativity play or take part in the carol concert at the church.   Of course she’ll be wearing her beloved wings. Fia is always dressed as a fairy but seeing her dressed like an angel for the nativity will be so poignant.   Because time is running out for...

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