Category: "Family Stories"

  • Do you really know your family?

    As we approach the centenary of the armistice that brought an end to World War I, it made us realise how many of the real stories from the war are already lost.  Diaries have been found by some families telling the story of what is was really like to be involved, but if those people were here now, what questions would be asking them over our dinner?  Sadly, in this case, it is too late. Our...

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  • Down to Zero

    Well it's been a little while since I updated my online story about the troublesome 'C' word and how it's been affecting my life. Since I last put pen to paper ... or rather put fingers to keyboard ... Prostate Cancer seems to have taken a more high profile position in the UK because of its impact on well-known celebrities like Stephen Fry, Bill Turnball and George Monbiot as well as recent television programmes like The Full...

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  • Climb every mountain ...

    I am on the way up ... climbing my own personal mountain and it feels good to be on the move. Thank you to everyone who has sent me messages over the last few months and, as many of you have requested, I wanted to give you an update on my journey. Courtesy of the inspiring Jeff Smith My last blog shared the story of how I had been diagnosed with cancer and the topsy turvy...

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  • Well I wasn’t expecting to wake up to this one …

    I have led from you to me for the last 10 years and with never a dull day. Growing as an entrepreneur having left the security of the corporate world was both exciting and scary at the same time and the ten years we have been trading has also seen the World face the largest recession since records began. Challenging times but also ones that saw us learn every day and move from strength to strength...

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  • Happy Father's Day to Inspiring Dads

    We are approaching Father’s Day on June 18th, a date that is also celebrated in many countries around the world, and as a father myself, it started me wondering about my role as a Dad for my daughter, Mila. Am I a good father? Do I act as a role model for her? Do I provide inspiration? As a school governor I have been thinking a lot about our education systems. Do our schools, colleges and universities...

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  • Sharing some family stories at Mother's Day

    Mother's Day was last Sunday and we have asked Mother and Daughter Kathy and Meg to give a little insight of some of their motherhood experiences, memories and stories, A little about our guests….. Daughter's Name: Meg Birleson Age: 35 How many children: 3 Location: Wiltshire, UK Mother's Name: Kathy Keltner Age: 66 How many children: 2 Location: Tennessee You both live hundreds of miles apart with the Atlantic between you. I imagine this makes sharing your...

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  • A warm welcome to our Head Office. Let’s Find Out More About Neil ...

    We welcome you to the from you to me Head Office, where we have pinned down (not literally) the founder to answer some incredibly important questions as part of celebrating 10 years of preserving cherished moments and enriching lives.  Here is your chance to learn a little more about him. Your name? Adrian Neil Coxon – yes I blame my parents for being called by my middle name! Actually my brother and sister chose Adrian to go...

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  • 10 years of capturing memories

    We all love a celebration and the great family stories created around birthdays are always worth remembering … and after 10 years of helping everyone capture their own life stories we are now enjoying our own big birthday.   We are based in Bradford on Avon in the south-west of England and are 10 years old on February 15th 2017. We have spent the last 3653+ days creating award-winning gifts to help everyone from the young, to the not...

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  • 8 tips to make #WalktoSchool Week fun and healthy

    As #WalktoSchool Week kicks off, we’ve taken a look at all the benefits of getting those little legs walking, rather than jumping in the car to be chauffeured. Why not take part and join over a million pupils and their families to celebrate walking to school? Research has shown that the benefits to children are profound – challenge everyone in your school to walk every day during Walk to School Week and make a real difference...

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  • Secrets of health and happiness: worms and walks

    At last the sun is shining and everyone’s getting excited and motivated. The health campaigns have kicked off, and we are all being urged to get fit and in touch with nature. But where do you start? Health and wellbeing campaigners are an opportunistic bunch. They like to catch us at our most vulnerable. The terrifying thought of the flesh-baring holidays provides the chance to get us motivated for fitness. And once we see a little sunshine...

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