Gloria A True Story

Gloria – Part 9

Letters from Australia The letter which arrived from Marks adoptive mother in Australia was warm and heartfelt. It clearly came from a lady who was still absolutely distraught over losing her son and she explained that only recently, over 5 years later she had just started to receive bereavement counselling. Then with the contact from… Continue reading Gloria – Part 9

Gloria A True Story

Gloria – part 5

Returning to England. Michael was now formally adopted, Gloria’s baby boy gone forever from her arms but never ever from her heart. She had to get on with life though so she found a nursing job in Sydney and spent the rest of her two years in Australia working there. She loved life in Sydney… Continue reading Gloria – part 5

Gloria A True Story

Gloria – Part 4

‘A baby is born’ As the small ship Castel Felice made its voyage south, it headed down the Bay of Biscay, through the Mediterranean, docking in Port Said, then down through the Suez Canal, before stopping again in Aden (little did Gloria know then that Bill, her future husband was stationed in Aden with the… Continue reading Gloria – Part 4

Gloria A True Story

Gloria – Part 2

“You’ve got a brother…” I still remember it as if it were just yesterday, I was sat in an old armchair in the corner of our dining room. It was October 1986 and I was 15. My beloved Nana (Mums mum) had died in February of the same year and my grandfather had been very… Continue reading Gloria – Part 2