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Christmas is not easy for everyone

Christmas can be a tough time of year for some people. Not everyone has happy Christmas memories and it is a time of year when there may be an enforced jollity which can be very uncomfortable. For others it can be a time when traumatic memories rise up, even if the trauma is not related […]

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Day 2, refugee camp, France

Guest Post from Colette Ní Eachtarn (a friend who doesn’t have a blog… yet. Her words need to be heard) ————————————————————– Day 2 on the ground in ‘The Jungle‘ camp, Calais Another very long day today – the sun was shining all day and the teams spirits were high throughout. The first thing I noticed […]

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Day 1 refugee camp, France

Guest Post from Colette Ní Eachtarn (a friend who doesn’t have a blog… yet. Her words need to be heard) ————————————————————– Day on the ground in ‘The Jungle‘, Calais, France. Day 1 – up at 6.45am and home at 6.45pm! Was a long but really worthwhile day full of hard work, co-operation and smiles.

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Grief, My First Year On This Remarkable Journey

Loosing a parent hurts and grieving is hard work, I know this because my Dad died about ten years ago. Loosing my mother recently has been more impactful than I could have imagined, it is not a strain to say that it has been a life-changing event for me. My “normal” has gone and won’t […]