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.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life - it's an expression we're all familiar with. Irritating, in-your-face emotional
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
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.
Not so smart now, hey?
Memories are an integral part of our identity - our childhood, our family, summer holidays, weddings and birthdays - but
When I saw my old clothes in the second-hand charity shop my heart cried. Old memories and feelings started flooding back
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.
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
Put down the smartphone.