A Jacket And Nail Clippers

A serious story from a writer who specialises in humour – it will both warm your heart and inspire you.


Not sure where I’m going with this.

Readers who’ve followed me for a while will know that every Christmas for the last few years I’ve spent some time volunteering at one of the Crisis For Christmas shelters that appear for a week over the festive season and provide a mix of food, advice, referrals, clothes, entertainment and a variety of services (doctor, dentist, podiatrist, physiotherapist, opticians, reiki, natural healing, various programmes such as AA, CA, NA and so on) to the still significant homeless and lonely population of London (as well as other cities). Sadly an operation started in 1968 with the avowed aim of ending homelessness has failed in that aim but it hasn’t ceased trying.

The Crisis team I’m part of take over a school – a Harris Academy for those who know what I mean – and it contains a range of splendid facilities. Every day from…

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26 thoughts on “A Jacket And Nail Clippers

        1. Norah Post author

          Your contribution is extremely valuable, Kate. That you spread positive messages through your blog also makes a huge difference to many lives. You may never know just how far your ripples travel, but know that they do. xx

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          1. calmkate

            how very kind of you to say so Norah, really appreciate that 🙂
            But you know I have met some real characters when I help out … met one very famous actors father who was a gifted artist but a drifter. You get to see another side of many peoples family and life 🙂

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                  1. calmkate

                    I have done far too much, but then I started young … I worked three jobs to save up and did more than 30 countries in the first 18 months … then I kept it up for many years.

                    I’d prefer to settle but seems without my patch of earth there are obstacles …

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