The Saddest Story

The Saddest Story

Last year I wrote about my son’s ongoing battle with addiction. In spite of several previous successes in overcoming his demons, he was struggling to maintain his sobriety during the isolation of lockdown. He had suffered two serious relapses but was confident that...

Families Out Loud Local Craft Market Pitches 2021

To raise money for our cause, we are pitching up this year at the following craft markets. We will be selling high-quality, locally or British handmade items such as tote bags, foldaway shopping bags, face masks, greetings cards, candles and soaps. These items can...
The Ever Revolving Door

The Ever Revolving Door

Will my son Ryan ever be free from the revolving door of prison-release-prison-release? Last December he was sentenced to 24 weeks in prison, and sent down for (I think) his fifth stint. He duly served half his time, released on licence at the beginning of March. At...

Staying in balance when faced with addiction

If you have someone in your circle who has an addiction you may find that your time, money and emotional energy become focused on them. This can be to the detriment of other people in your life, and also to you. It might be a difficult journey and it may take time,...