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September 21, 2020 Susan Elkin

Healthy chats

Many years ago I worked with a thirty something woman whose husband, Bill, had died a year or two before I met...

August 26, 2020 Susan Elkin

A whole year …

Anniversaries are strange old things. It makes no rational sense to get maudlin about them. Each day is just another date on...

August 16, 2020 Susan Elkin

Alzheimer’s and migraine?

When we were first married we lived in a flat in Forest Hill and Nick worked for Lewisham Borough Council. Then he...

August 10, 2020 Susan Elkin

What smell?

It must have a summer Saturday afternoon in 1995 or 96. Temperatures were sky high and Nick and I thought we’d pop...

August 2, 2020 Susan Elkin

Not inherited?

Elkin family around 1955. Nick front row, left. His grandmother, Elsie, to his immediate left. When Nick and I first got together...

July 25, 2020 Susan Elkin

Friendship first

Nick and I were married for 50 years. Till death do us part and all that. In fact I’d known Nick for...

July 17, 2020 Susan Elkin

How did it all start?

For as long as I can remember I have silently, and fairly compulsively, articulated thoughts, ideas and stories in my head. Words...