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Friendships are based on kindness and mutual respect. It goes beyond just sharing time together, it’s long lasting. Friendship can increase our sense of belonging and purpose, boost happiness, help you to cope and reduce stress. Friends embrace each other’s quirks and are adaptable, as various friends of mine will agree.

One friend of mine has a tortoise called Timmy that has lived with her for 45 years. She adopted Timmy from an older lady she knew and in reflection she has decided that he is 95. Pets can make wonderful friends. At this time of year, we always share the same conversation about Timmy going into hibernation and how they say a short-term ‘goodbye’.

It makes me think that friendship goes beyond just sharing time together and means different things to different people. Friendliness is a wonderful quality to have. Being caring, thoughtful, a good neighbour and using friendly gestures such as a smile, a wave and saying hello. Some of the best friendships are life-long but also making new friends at any stage of life can bring great comfort.

Seeing people make new friends is one of the most heart-warming, satisfying and enjoyable parts of my job working in the community for Age UK West Cumbria. Cockermouth has so many opportunities for people to catch up, meet for the first time, share good times, introduce each other to various clubs, groups

and make new friends. I believe Aristotle once said: “Life is better with friends” although Timmy’s owner may not agree with another of his famous quotes: “A friend is a second self.”

Please call in at 93 Main Street and pick up one of our Social Diaries which contain a comprehensive list of the huge variety of activities, clubs and groups on offer in Cockermouth and the surrounding area.

Sarah Bromiley Age UK West Cumbria 01900 844680

Adele Holmes D.Pod.M, M.Ch.S, S.R.Ch, HCPC Regd. Podiatrist/Chiropodist 01900 826980


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It’s a very sad time here at Cockermouth Chiropody / Podiatry. We sadly had to say goodbye to our lovely, beloved doggy companion Milo. A couple of weeks ago Milo was diagnosed with a horrid, painful bone cancer called Osteosarcoma and we simply couldn’t watch him suffer any longer, so we have had to let him go over that rainbow bridge to the sunnier side. We had him for ten years and he was the friendliest, most patient dog we could have wished for. Milo will leave a massive gap in our lives and we will miss him so very much.

On a brighter note... what have we been up to in the clinic?

Joanne, Paula and Sharon have all just had their First Aid/CPR training, which is so

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important to everyone. It’s a skill we should all have, to make sure we are equipped for any medical emergency in any situation and not just in work.


I have been off to the Wirral for my continual professional development days, covering the topics of Podopaediatrics (children’s foot pathologies), Biomechanics and Vascular Updates. I also had an update on Cosmetic Nail Reconstruction, which many patients are now benefitting from (see before and after images).

Contact us, if you require advice on any foot and lower limb pathology - that means; problems!

Adele Holmes D.Pod.M, MCh.S, S.R.Ch

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