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Arabella Sinclair-Penwarden

Stories

  • Understanding fear is a vital part of careSubscription

    28 May, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    ‘Don't you drive yet?’ a colleague asked me, as I muttered about the new bus timetable. I hastily discounted any idea of applying for a driving licence, adding that, it was far too grown-up a thing to do – and besides, I might accidentally hurt someone.

  • The NHS relies too heavily on goodwillSubscription

    15 April, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    The Orwellian overtones of Thomas the Tank Engine may be subtle but they are definitely present.

  • Starting outSubscription

    1 February, 2008Updated: 4 March, 2009

    Some experiences are beyond words

  • Starting outSubscription

    10 December, 2007Updated: 4 March, 2009

    Life isn’t all about big life-saving gestures.

  • Starting Out: Qualifying is exciting but terrifying at the same timeSubscription

    23 November, 2007Updated: 4 March, 2009

    I never imagined qualifying to be such an utter non-event. A letter dropped through my door, containing my Pin and two pages of direct debit details

  • STARTING OUT: Dementia acts like a vandal, leaving people bereftSubscription

    12 November, 2007Updated: 4 March, 2009

    WE GO to visit an elderly relative with dementia. It’s a good day today, she sort of recognises me, though it is clear that I intermittently segue from being Arabella to being my aunt at my age.