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WHO CARES? Podcasts offer fresh insight into tragedy of Ukraine

02 April 2022
WHO CARES? Podcasts offer fresh insight into tragedy of Ukraine

WHO CARES? Podcasts offer fresh insight into tragedy of Ukraine

02 April 2022

Suddenly my mind was cleared, and I knew what to talk about this month.


A white knuckle drive on the A9, storms and breakfast calamities – the perfect short break!

06 March 2022
A white knuckle drive on the A9, storms and breakfast calamities – the perfect short break!

A white knuckle drive on the A9, storms and breakfast calamities – the perfect short break!

06 March 2022

Well, I really picked the wrong week to go on a short break to the Central Belt!


COLUMN: What is really most important to carers as the coronavirus crisis takes a new turn?

30 January 2022
COLUMN: What is really most important to carers as the coronavirus crisis takes a new turn?

COLUMN: What is really most important to carers as the coronavirus crisis takes a new turn?

30 January 2022

So, we’ve made it to January and as always, I urge you not to make New Year resolutions until March.


Supermarket sweep in Ross-shire kindles traumatic memories from the frozen food section

03 January 2022
Supermarket sweep in Ross-shire kindles traumatic memories from the frozen food section

Supermarket sweep in Ross-shire kindles traumatic memories from the frozen food section

03 January 2022

6am – sneaked out of the house under cover of darkness and did a trolley dash round Tesco while there was still fresh fruit available...


WHO CARES? A magical evening catch-up helps dispel Covid-19 gloom

19 December 2021
WHO CARES? A magical evening catch-up helps dispel Covid-19 gloom

WHO CARES? A magical evening catch-up helps dispel Covid-19 gloom

19 December 2021

I took a mad gee at the start of November and got in touch with everyone I hadn’t spoken to for a while to see how they were doing.


Who Cares? PIP saga over for now – but shadow of Covid threat to loved ones looms large

02 October 2021
Who Cares? PIP saga over for now – but shadow of Covid threat to loved ones looms large

Who Cares? PIP saga over for now – but shadow of Covid threat to loved ones looms large

02 October 2021

Karen Anderson reflects on a gruelling process to secure a personal independence payment for her son – and the continuing impact of Covid on life.


Skeleton army encounter is just bliss

05 September 2021
Skeleton army encounter is just bliss

Skeleton army encounter is just bliss

05 September 2021

Getting forms in on time is no guarantee of success – even when dealing with an incurable life-long condition.


Who Cares? Automated letters are bad form when so much is at stake

01 August 2021
Who Cares? Automated letters are bad form when so much is at stake

Who Cares? Automated letters are bad form when so much is at stake

01 August 2021

Karen Andreson, campaigner for the rights of unpaid carers, on the frustrations of dealing with bureaucracy.


Who Cares?: When you need to be on form, make sure hugs are ready

04 July 2021
Who Cares?: When you need to be on form, make sure hugs are ready

Who Cares?: When you need to be on form, make sure hugs are ready

04 July 2021

Karen Anderson on how to deal with the process of claiming benefits.


OPINION: Covid crisis has taken its toll on family but now it's time to make some plans

01 May 2021
OPINION: Covid crisis has taken its toll on family but now it's time to make some plans

OPINION: Covid crisis has taken its toll on family but now it's time to make some plans

01 May 2021

Columnist Karen Anderson looks back at the toll the coronavirus crisis has taken on her own family as we begin to return to 'normal'.


Opinion: Daily chat on the lockdown walk can mean so much

01 April 2021
Opinion: Daily chat on the lockdown walk can mean so much

Opinion: Daily chat on the lockdown walk can mean so much

01 April 2021

On a daily walking routine, you start to meet the same people. After a while, it can start to mean something...


Netflix and knitting the ideal combo as pandemic puts hols on hold

02 March 2021
Netflix and knitting the ideal combo as pandemic puts hols on hold

Netflix and knitting the ideal combo as pandemic puts hols on hold

02 March 2021

What do you do when you have to use up your holiday entitlement, but nowhere is open and the office is next door to your bedroom?


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