#Memories

The Time Of My Life

Daniel Cohen | Posted 27.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Cohen

Losing my wife and soul mate Katie is the most difficult thing I have ever had to face. It is a reality I had never imagined and should never have needed to comprehend, but in many ways, I was fortunate. I don't enjoy writing that, but there is a truth to it.

Warning: Memories Fade

Carly Crawford | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Parents
Carly Crawford

Sometimes memories flash up on my Facebook of my beautiful girls, looking happy, having fun. Sometimes I'm in the picture with them, mostly not. I often struggle to remember that precise day or moment, and I wonder to myself, "Does that make me a bad mom?" 

Do Holiday Blues Feel Worse As A Parent?

Andrew Robinson | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Parents
Andrew Robinson

Ever since I can remember, I have always experienced the dreaded post-holiday blues the second a holiday ends. It is a perfectly normal sensation to go through - even as a kid returning from a classic 1990's holiday to Cornwall with my parents and siblings, and all our possessions packed inside the boot of a Ford Cortina Estate.

10 Things We Did In The 90s That We Don't Do Now

Nicki Kinickie | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nicki Kinickie

Nineties fashion has enjoyed a revival in recent years what with chokers being all the rage again as well as high rise MOM jeans and crop tops. But there are some things from that decade, like say pagers, that are well and truly in the past and very unlikely to come back.

Mums In The Frame: Are You Pictured In Your Children's Memories?

Rachel Rimell | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Parents
Rachel Rimell

There will be a day when I'm not around and I want my kids to be able to look back and see me in their family albums - whether they be in an album or digitally on whatever social media forum is around then.

I'm Older Than My Father

Sally Brown | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sally Brown

My dad was a 40-a-day man - cigarettes not press-ups. He was one of the pre-war generation who started smoking as a teenager and, sadly, became addicted. My memories were of him lighting up a life-saving fag the minute he woke up in the morning - and that pretty much continued throughout the day.

How To Write Your Memoirs And Get Them Published

Douglas McPherson | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Douglas McPherson

They say everyone has a book in them, and what could you be more qualified to write about than your own life? Writing one's memoirs is a popular 'one ...

40 Years On - Meeting An Old School Friend

Arnie Wilson | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Arnie Wilson

It was our first meeting for 40 years. The lanky Ted, with his sullen good looks, was once my best friend. Strangely, we had little in common except a strong rebellious streak, a bohemian lifestyle and a love of the open air.

Half Of Us Recall Personal Memories That Never Actually Happened To Us

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Tech

Memories are an integral part of our identity - our childhood, our family, summer holidays, weddings and birthdays - but what if we were actually reme...

Second-Hand Donating, Buying, Selling - What It Can Say About You

Karin Sieger | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

When I saw my old clothes in the second-hand charity shop my heart cried. Old memories and feelings started flooding back, and I even felt disloyal. ...

A Happy Day

Pete Wallroth | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Pete Wallroth

I say marks rather than marked because ever since she died I have always found myself in the habit of speaking in the present rather than past tense and despite her tragically no longer being here on this earth, the 27 October will still always be that day of ours. It will never cease to be.

Why We Should Be Taking Photos Of The Mundane

Emma Critchley | Posted 05.10.2017 | UK Parents
Emma Critchley

There was a distinct lack of photos from the everyday. I then realised that I had been doing it all wrong. I had been keeping and taking photos based on some misguided hierarchy. A hierarchy that meant I only took pictures of what I felt were important events

The Internet Is Actually Replacing Our Own Memory

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Tech

Having Wikipedia on hand to resolve that argument in the pub might be useful, but it’s actually changing the way our memory works. Researchers have...

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Kamontip Evans | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

The new academic year will soon be upon us. Some parents will see their child head off for university. You may look at this as freedom-at-last: your child will be leaving home, allowing you to do what you have longed to do all these years. Some of you will fear the empty nest syndrome. And for others, possibly most, a mixture of both.

Why That School Trip Can Change your Child's Life Forever

Jo Heywood | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Parents
Jo Heywood

If you grew up in the 1970s and 1980s like I did, that first school trip may have been a day out at the zoo. Close your eyes and remember just how exhilarating it was to see wild animals in the flesh - to watch them, hear them and even to smell them.

Build A Ladder To The Stars...

Caragh Little | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

The school where I work is saying goodbye, this week, to another sixth form year group, as the class of 2016 head off into study leave, exam season an...

Scientists Discover Way To Forget Painful Memories

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Tech

Context plays a big role in our memories, both good and bad. For example, there's probably a song that reminds you of your first love - a song you use...

Sentimental Overload: Moving Out of Your Childhood Home

Jemma Pietrus | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jemma Pietrus

I've been in this bedroom since I was five. It's gone through multiple makeovers. From white walls with fairy images and glow in the dark stars; to an ocean blue with seahorse wall-paper and tween posters of tween crushes; to a very sophisticated beige and brown for the latter years.

Forget Routine - A Daddy-Daughter Day With No Rules is the Best Routine in the World

Andrew Robinson | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Parents
Andrew Robinson

We just mucked about all day with no rules to rein us in. We had no clock to worry about, or no structure to adhere to. We just simply went with the flow. An easy-going day full of fun, bonding and an astronomical amount of laughter.

Some of My Past Died With Mum

Naomi Barrow | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

It is really weird knowing that if I lose a memory, and only Mum would have remembered it, it is now a nothing. It's a gap. I don't know where it went or what it turned into but it's not there anymore. It's been replaced by space and silence. For the rest of my life, that gap will always be a gap; there will never again be a piece of memory that perfectly fits.

I Went Back to My School After 12 Years and Shone a Light in a Dark Place

Jojo Furnival | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

I didn't have a happy time at school. I was clever, and bored most of the time so I became rebellious. Smoking became interesting, as did drinking. After my GCSE's I changed schools, being awarded a music scholarship to a well-known boarding school.

These Are the Days of Our Lives - So Make Sure You Remember Them!

Mindy Gibbins-Klein | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mindy Gibbins-Klein

One of the best ways to explore your experiences is to write about them. Writing helps you to think more clearly, openly and deeply about a subject. One of the reasons for this is the simple fact that - while you may feel like 'you know what you mean' - the first thing a writer needs to be is intelligible.

10 Signs You're Still a Nineties Girl

Bethan King | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Bethan King

You're beyond excited that Nineties fashion is 'in' again and discover there is the wardrobe of a Shoreditch hipster stashed in your loft. You knew one day you'd be glad you hung on to that satin slip dress from Snob and those Dr Marten's cherry reds.

Foster Carers Are the Custodians of Memories

Martin Barrow | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK
Martin Barrow

One day children who have been in our care will ask questions about their past that simply cannot be answered in a memory book. Above all, we hope that they understand that they were loved and cherished. And we hope that they know that they can come to us for those elusive answers. We are, after all, merely custodians of their memories.

First Things First!

Elaine Benton | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

There are certain wonderful memories that stick firmly in my mind and one particular occasion always makes me smile. Some years ago, my parents-in-law were staying with us during a particularly wet winter.