After two false alarms with unsuitable hearts, it was third time lucky for the Liverpool fan. “My son was like a new child,” Sarah says. “He didn’t have the condition any more because of the heart transplant. I was coming home to the start of a new life with Jack. … [Read more...] about Jack, 13, thought chance of normal life was slipping away – until heart transplant
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Bindi Irwin takes a break from wedding planning to enjoy a... 'So thankful to call you all family!' Bindi Irwin and fiancé... Hugh Jackman praises Terri, Bindi and Robert Irwin for... 'My beautiful mama, I love you so much!' Bindi Irwin shares... … [Read more...] about ‘Life is constantly changing. Love is forever’: Terri Irwin recalls the moment her late husband Steve proposed to her at Australia Zoo 27 years ago
Ramsden would like more help. “I knew when I moved to Todmorden it could flood and I’m prepared to manage my house as good as I possibly can. But I need help with the drains and the building behind the house. Even building the little dam I do, I shouldn’t have to do that really,” she said. “But if we chose to live in this valley we need to work with the council and the government. People who live here love it. They don’t want to leave.” … [Read more...] about Six floods in five years: life in Yorkshire’s Calder valley
My wife and I did not spend Valentine’s Day together – we were both busy, and anyway, my wife has decided she doesn’t recognise the occasion. But when I come downstairs the next morning, I am surprised to see a large bouquet of flowers in a vase on the kitchen table, and another on the windowsill. … [Read more...] about Tim Dowling: The kids have made risotto. Should I admit it’s delicious?
Part of the explanation is that credit cards postpone the unpleasantness of actually paying until the bill arrives. But research on debit cards and digital wallets points to the more intriguing phenomenon of psychological distance: cash just feels more immediately real, and losing it feels more painful. Of course, coins and notes are “virtual”, too, in the sense that they only have any value thanks to a web of laws and agreements. But they retain a crucial component of concreteness, demonstrated most clearly by the fact that if you set fire to a £20 note, you really are £20 worse off. … [Read more...] about Don’t give up on cash yet: there’s a value to seeing what you spend