Tag Archives: old age

bird talk

One theme I’ve been pursuing in our conversations has been people’s affinities with birds, probing if our respondents have a totem bird, a favourite maybe. There’s no doubt that robins were the most popular and held a special place in … Continue reading

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Writing through the good and the bad times

There have been a lot of developments in recent years to include ‘creative writing’ alongside music, visual art, dance as part of a therapeutic approach to arts and health. Although I’m not trained as a counsellor or a therapist, I … Continue reading

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Belongings- Connections-Isolations.

We are half way through the project now- Geoff and I have had conversations and workshops with over thirty older people who live in rural north Northumberland. Some live in villages, some live on farms. Many have grown up here, … Continue reading

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It’s such a shame …

It’s such a shame The village has changed completely, I’d say it was in the past ten years. There used to be leek club and darts team; always something on the go. Now, if I look out of my kitchen … Continue reading

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