Please watch the heartbreaking interview of Neal Gray, Ellie Butler’s Grandfather and then express your views on how the courts should change in order for grandparents and extended family members to give a wider picture of family life for the poor innocent children who are left wanting and failed by an outdated system, which is shrouded in secrecy to protect families private lives but ultimately fails children and families.
Today I woke up to the news about yesterday’s attacks in Paris, such shocking and terrible deeds committed with precision, planning and co-ordination to do the very thing they set out to do, perpetuate this war of terror, pain, anguish and human annihilation.
In The same week we commemorated Armistice Day………well words here actually fail me!
My deepest sympathies and prayers for Paris and all those affected.
Whilst you are reading this, you are connected to the wonderful web, there are many elderly folk who are not and they do not always have the facility to get out or to ‘switch off’ by flicking between media.
Some may have no family/friends to reassure them so be a good neighbour, and look out for the elderly in your area, join a reputable national/ local organisation as a volunteer or print out some of the following organisations telephone numbers and slip them through the letterbox.
0800 4 70 80 90
The Silver Line is the only national confidential and free helpline for older people open every day and night of the year.
- No question too big
- No problem too small
- No need to be alone
0800 169 2081
Autumnal leaves and piano music a marriage made in nature, enjoy.
Thanks to Mel Grover from http://mikeandmelrecommend.com/ for sharing
Are you an older person ( not just for grandparents) with time on your hands or time to spare? Do you wish to share a skill or even some stories with the younger generation? Do you wish to feel more connected in your community? Then come along and have a natter, a cuppa and some yummy cake! Click on the link below and find out more!
Grandparents Day Event 26th June 2015
Well she’s been around a bit, she knows her eggs from her onions, indeed her mushrooms too, and serves up a delightful omelette of common sense. (pardon the foodie pun, but I think you’ll find it’s Germaine.)
Please click on the link and watch this great interview at the Hay Festival and then comeback and feel free to comment as a boomer grandparent!
Catch it while you can as it will disappear soon enough!
I would make more comment myself at this time but as a working grandmother I have to dash!