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The life that I have
Is all that I have
And the life that I have
Is yours.

The love that I have
Of the life that I have
Is yours and yours and yours.
A sleep I shall have
A rest I shall have
Yet death will be but a pause.
For the peace of my years
In the long green grass
Will be yours and yours and yours.

This poem was used as a code carrier during the second war, but I have always found it incredibly moving.



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Remember to be kind to yourself and allow yourself to feel whatever you are feeling - there is no right or wrong feeling during grief. Grief is not linear. Sometimes physical touch can be transformative for healing. Furthermore, getting sleep, eating properly, and exposing yourself to a variety of sensory activities that bring you comfort and breathing helps.

As for grief, you will find it comes in waves and you may like to think of it like this; when the ship is first wrecked you find yourself drowning with all the wreckage around you and yet within that wreckage and mess you start to realise the true beauty and significance of it and all you can do is hold onto it and float.

At first the waves are massively tall and crash into you repetitively before you can catch your breath until the next one hits, and you feel unable to catch your breath and breathe properly. But in between the crashing waves they slow down, and you learn how to breath and function. Waves may come repeatedly, some stronger than others but your strong and you hold on and float. Each wave is different for every person. But you do not have to float alone.


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When I grew up our tea time was at a regular time, Sunday’s was a roast, simple as that!

Eating out was not heard of, we only had a take away on special occasions, only received a present on birthdays and at Christmas. None of this Halloween, Easter and congratulations you have a pulse day 🙄.

Fast food was fish and chips and having a bottle of panda pop from the shop was a real treat.

You took your school clothes off as soon as you got home and put on your 'playing out' clothes. - children looked like children, we didn't pout, wear makeup or have anxiety. There was no taking or picking you up in the car, you walked or rode your bike!

Our house phone had a cord attached, so there was no such things as private conversations or mobile phones! Ours was out in the hall.

We didn’t have Now TV, Sky or Netflix, we had only 3 channels to watch. Channel 4 and 5 was an exciting addition! 😁 we had to watch all of the adverts unless you switched to BBC.

We played Army, British Bull Dog, Kerby, Hide & Seek, knock or door run, Tag, Football, climbed trees, made mud pies, daisy chains, rose perfume 😂😂 never smelt brill and Rode Bikes.

Everyone could play ball! We used tops for goalposts and even made a ball out of paper if we needed to. A wheelie and bunnyhop on your bike was a standard skill and we used cartons in tyres so it sounded like a motorbike.

Staying in the house was a PUNISHMENT and the only thing we knew about "bored" was --- "You better find something to do, before I find it for you!"

We ate what mum made for our tea or we ate nothing at all. If we rushed our tea we weren't allowed to go back out and if we didn't eat it, we weren't allowed back out either 😅

Bottled water was not a thing; we drank from the tap.

We had scraps, some we lost, some we won but we always had a go back.... Or we got another one when we got home 😂

We watched cartoons on Saturday mornings, and rode our bikes for hours and ran around.

We weren't AFRAID OF ANYTHING. We played till dark... street lights were our alarm.

If someone had a fight, that's what it was and we were friends again a week later, if not SOONER.

We watched our MOUTHS around our elders because ALL of our aunts, uncles, grandpas, grandmas, AND our parents' best friends were all extensions of our PARENTS and you didn't want them telling your parents if you misbehaved! Or they would give you something to cry about. Everyone had respect.

I did my research by borrowing books from the library. Internet was non existent and no Google! I 😮

We saw toys on adverts and had to wait until 'santa' came before we expected. None of the amazon same day crap🤔

These were the good days. So many kids today will never know how it feels to be a real kid 😁.

Best days of our lives!

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