Friday, 19 February 2010


If you have followed the online Diary about our family you will know that we bought a puppy, Lily, a blue roan cocker spaniel, three years ago. Things were not good for us all back then and we thought a puppy might help and she really has helped us all heal - including Will who is now back home and has been for over 6 months. It is her birthday this weekend, and so I'd like to say thanks to her for the part she's played in our lives. You don't have to live with a broken heart.
With love

Friday, 5 February 2010

The Cannabis Diaries

The book of the online diaries written for the website Talking About Cannabis, comes out on 2 March 2010. Published by Hammersmith Press, it looks like the Daily Mail will begin serialisation tomorrow Saturday 6 Feb, so things are looking very exciting. Called simply 'The Cannabis Diaries - a mother's struggle to save her family', it has a practical appendix by Dr Zerrin Atakan, Consultant Psychiatrist at the Institute of Psychiatry in London.

I've just begun writing this new blog,having finished the second part of the Diaries, posted on the TAC website throughout 2009. Our eldest son Will, about whom I began writing the online diary, has almost finished the plumbing course he has been doing since September and just this week has found work as an apprentice, part-time, while he completes the qualification. We are delighted, and wish him well. He has been back home for 6 months now, and the future is looking brighter than we ever believed possible. It's a beautiful day in London, really looks like spring is around the corner finally. I've just found out how to Twitter too, so shall be doing that too regularly! My user name is debrabellcan for both the blog and twitter.

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