Welcome to our May's Newsletter, since the beginning of the year we have been busy with welcoming many new members to the site. We are already up on member numbers this time last year.
We are excited to announce that our member Doreen's book, “The Gamekeepers other daughter” is now available on Amazon.
This is a journey through Doreen’s life. The geographical journey takes you from wild and rugged John O’Groats to a village in Kent (for a stopover of twenty-three years); but there are many stops along the way and the author now resides in the beautiful city of Lincoln. The emotional journey is not for the faint-hearted. As a very young child, Doreen was left to fight her own battles, which were many. In her words, “My father was a man so evil; he used the isolation of the Yorkshire Moors to submit his family to misery and mental torture.” She discovered a long-buried secret that shocked and saddened her, also destroying any fond feelings that she had for her mother. A hard life, indeed; Doreen experienced homelessness at sixteen, a brush with danger, the Law and very nearly murder! She had to fight for her family over the years; a fight that she says, “nearly brought me to my knees.” More recently was the sorrow that shattered her heart into a thousand pieces but eventually steered her into ‘calmer waters’. However there are many moments of humour and snapshots of social history. She explains why she had a deep hatred of school and people in authority. The resilient and feisty child became a teenager looking for ‘love’s young dream’ and finding her first love, who kept a piece of her heart forever. Relish the memories of New Year’s Eve in a small village north of the border during the sixties! In Doreen’s words, “Buckle your seatbelts, it’s a rocky ride. You can find the link on the home page www.ablehere.com
The 2016 Invictus Games are taking place in Orlando, Florida U.S.A from May 8th – May 12th . These games are the brainchild of Prince Harry who after seeing the Warrior Games in 2013 saw how it helped injured service people physically, psychologically & socially. And decided to host the inaugural Invictus Games in 2014.
Fifteen Nations are taking part, 500 Military competitors in 10 sporting events. If it's anything like the 2014 games it's going to be well worth watching!
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