Virginia Barton


25 August 2017: Nineteen Paper Cranes

When our eldest grand-daughter was born in Tokyo and not expected to live, I remember one mother on the ward spent many hours making tiny delicate paper birds which she hung on a string beside her baby’s cot.

4 August 2017: Pot & Kettle, Splinter & Plank

The Nurse handed me a pamphlet called something like “The Benefits to Seniors of Losing Weight, and How to Go About it.” It was brightly coloured with a logo of a fat person with a dismal Smiley face, and a thin person with a cheerful one.

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