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Swallow Your Pride

  Photo: Ingrid Sofrin I’ve never had a bucket list but I’m 70 next year and that concentrates the mind wonderfully, as Samuel Johnson reputedly said. All those ‘regrets of the dying as told to nurses’ lists that pop-up on Facebook … Continue reading

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The Power of Writing It Down

Because I’m far too often attached to social media, because I sometimes have a rubbish diet, drink too much and exercise too little, because I live too much indoors on my own and not enough outdoors – especially at this … Continue reading

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Breast is Best- Breast Cancer Part 2

The thing about breasts, my breasts, is that I associate them with my kids. Not sex. I never had tits until I was 16. I remember a projection evening in Basingstoke, circa 1966. An image from me on a beach … Continue reading

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Internet Dating is HELL 5

It’ll happen when you’re not looking… Morocco, 2007 I certainly wasn’t looking when I met my ex in the old-fashioned way. Three mad years after my husband died, when my self-destructive tendencies had reached their zenith and I’d started inflicting … Continue reading

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Why I do what I do now

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The Things They Tell You…

Some quotes on writing…  [See key at the end for the guilty party] No one ever makes it alone. MG The best books emerge from the strongest convictions. DB Good story ideas seem to come quite literally out of nowhere, … Continue reading

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A Personal Perspective on Bereavement

This is the talk I delivered today, 8 July 2011, at The 7th Annual Barts And The London NHS Trust Bereavement Conference. Thank you to everyone. Hi, my name is Elaine Kingett and I am a widow. Now, let’s be honest. … Continue reading

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