Category Archives: Family

Continuity

For many years I have felt regret that I never told Dad how much Singleton meant to me. He knew that I had chosen to go to Exeter University because it was the nearest university to Singleton; he knew I … Continue reading

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About my name…

When I was about sixteen, my friend, Caroline Pringle, in a geography lesson, leant across to my desk and whispered to ask what would I be called when I was married; she wrote my name, Mary, on her atlas, and … Continue reading

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My life on the Edge

  I woke up this morning in the middle of a dream where I felt I was on the edge of things. Having been totally involved with my children growing up, I now feel I am “on the edge”; I … Continue reading

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Mary, Dancing with Death

  Twelve days ago, on 22nd October, the Saturday before my 65th birthday, I became critically ill with a chest infection; I was taken into hospital by ambulance (against my wishes) and there I was given extra oxygen to breathe … Continue reading

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Our Sons

I was one of four children, and I remember my mother begging me not to have a fourth, but I was sure that was what Adrian and I wanted; looking back, obviously my mother was thinking like that because I … Continue reading

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Happiness

What makes me happy, living with “my” MS, is the effect it has had on people around me. These people are my husband, our four sons and my friends that I have made in their school playground. I am also … Continue reading

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What I’ve done in life

I had two good friends, Alice and Jonny, when I was a young child, and I am still in touch with them. Friends, family and Singleton have always been important parts of my life. Before I went to Francis Holland … Continue reading

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