A place to remember my Dad

It’s been four years since I lost my Dad to melanoma and there’s not a day goes by that I don’t think of him, you never stop missing your loved ones do you? you just learn to live with the loss. June is always a difficult month, not only is it the month of Father’s... Continue Reading →

Hiding behind a Smile – Johnny Parky

I have known Johnny for a few years now through the Parkinson’s support groups on Facebook. Although we have never met I have had numerous face to face conversations with him and made a few videos on our Focused Friends YouTube Channel and found him to be a friendly, lovely and an easygoing chap. I... Continue Reading →

Dad’s Battle with Melanoma

The 19th March marks the anniversary of My Dear Dad’s passing, he bravely fought melanoma for 5yrs on and off. Early diagnoses is key to treating melanoma, unfortunately, for my dad it wasn’t early enough. Dad was 64 when a blister on the heal of his foot just wouldn’t heal! I’m not going to go... Continue Reading →

Mother’s Day

Photo by Debbie Walker March 14th 2021 in the UK was Mother's Day. A day when children get to thank their Mum's for .... well, being their Mum. Everyone has a different take on today. Some use it to make up for the rest of the year and go overboard with lavish gifts and expensive... Continue Reading →

One Year on

An original poem, by Debbie Walker A year, twelve months,Moments; A life-timeTime is broken.I feel broken.How could it be written?How can it be told?For all that we hopedWill no longer unfold.All we once knew,No longer feels true.And the sun's warmth wanesIn the deep winter's cold.LostIn this darkness, please holdmy handLet me borrow your strengthAs I... Continue Reading →

A wish for Peace at Christmas

A poem by Debbie Walker Christmas is traditionally a time of joy and cheer,but today my thoughts are with those who've suffered lossduring this most difficult and extraordinary year.As our memories begin to crowdand the bells of pain and loss ring loud,I begin to wonder, if the only way throughMust be with a tear or... Continue Reading →

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