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July 17, 2019 Susan Elkin

Hospital birthday

He was 73 when he went into hospital and now, two weeks on, he is 74.  Not a great age by 21st...

July 10, 2019 Susan Elkin


Well our life has suddenly changed gear and I have no idea whether it’s temporary, or in any sense, permanent. My Loved...

July 5, 2019 Susan Elkin

Bedding down

My Loved One can no longer manage the stairs. In fact trying to climb them, whoever is behind him helping, has become...

July 3, 2019 Susan Elkin

The eyes have it

When I’m trying to assess – or get my head round – the helter-skelter speed of My Loved One’s decline, few things...

June 26, 2019 Susan Elkin

Beyond help?

This is not a cri de coeur. It’s an observation. I am wryly (grimly) amused to discover over the last week or...

June 19, 2019 Susan Elkin

Carry On Snoring

Many women despair over snoring husbands. It leads to anguish, anger and separate bedrooms. Not me. The excellent news is that My...

June 12, 2019 Susan Elkin

Felix Elkin: On tidiness

Snippets and crumbs For as long as I can remember, my father, Nick, was intensely (OCD) ordered. He used to, for example,...

June 5, 2019 Susan Elkin

Falls and frustrations

I enjoyed the recent, witty, rueful correspondence in the Daily Telegraph about the age or stage at which you stop “falling over”...

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