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Well what can I say WORDS are the mother-load if I forget to categorize you’ll find it here!

Coming Home

Do what pleases you, take time for yourself,

So said, my friend the Llama elf.

I’d forgotten what it was that pleased me most

Until I’d looked up my internet host,

Quite by accident, upon another quest,

I realised, what it is I do best

Having a ramble and a roam

It was HERE I found – I was truly home.


My word a day was a way to play

Before commitments took me away

The stress and anguish of the last three years

Had all but realised my horrible fears.

So as I return to my former self

Like the ubiquitous dusty book upon a shelf

A word of thanks is due, more or less

That your still here, you fabulous WORDPRESS.


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News of this weeks Tea & Cake event

Grandparent Support

This month’s get together is on this Friday 6th June 11am-1pm All Welcome!

tea & cake

If you are a grandparent that has been denied contact and you would like to meet other grandparents in the same situation, come along to one of our Tea & Cake events.

We welcome all alienated grandparents and other members of the family too, alienation affects the whole family.
Many compare it to a living bereavement, we offer tea and empathy and support for each other.
It’s not all doom and gloom! Meeting with others who are going through or have gone through alienation, is invaluable they know your pain and feel the same anguish, come
along and support each other, we help each other smile too!

The First Friday of every Month
11;00am -1:00pm at
Whitemoss Youth & Community
Centre Southdown Crescent,
Blackley Manchester M9 7DQ

Ironically 12th of June will be the first anniversary of a contact order…

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500 singers required for unique performance opportunity

500 singers required for unique performance opportunity.

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Taking my own advice and changing what I don’t like!

Taking my own advice and changing what I don’t like!.

To all my followers on Word A Day please follow me on my Grandparent Support blog I miss your encouragement and I still write the odd poem!

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Calling all Parents & Grandparents: Let your Fingers Do The Marching!

no time for poetry folks this is what I get up to nowadays!

Grandparent Support

Grandparents update. Friday 7th March 2014  

It has been a busy few weeks here at Grandparents headquarters, first there was the tea & cake event that brought folk from far and wide, we appreciate your coming and are looking forward to seeing you again later on this month, with the date and venue yet to be confirmed, keep your eyes peeled for that!

There has been a significant rise in emails received and if we haven’t replied yet, we soon will, guaranteed, within 48 hours.

I took a week’s annual leave from my paid employment this week and I can’t believe its Friday already and I didn’t manage to get away, unless you count 24hrs in Wales last weekend (lovely), ah- well! It’s all in a good cause!

I have been making some great connections across the North West and received some fantastic support here and further afield too…

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A Crying Shame

Grandparent Support

“Do you know, Inspector, of all the emotions which is the most insidious and entrapping? Shame. It carves its home in the marrow of your bones and rests there for all time.”

Richard Warlow – Writer and creator of the BBC One drama – Ripper Street.

In my research there has been a recurring theme that many try not to mention, or even identify and that is shame, the shame and embarrassment of having a problem within the family, more often than not stops many people from asking for help- that they are somehow flawed as a human being, or that they somehow are responsible for the situation they now find themselves in.

We are all human beings and therefore by default we have  flaws, cracks in our make-up we occasionally mess up and we need help or in the case of Grandparents the actions or perhaps  circumstances, tragic and…

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Happy Turkey Day, Syndicate Style

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!

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