A grieving Debra Parsons, 41, will have her mum, Doreen, as part of her Christmas dinner this year - by scattering her ashes on the turkey then tucking in, Daily Mirror reports.

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And for dessert she'll enjoy Christmas Pud... with a dusting of her mum's last remains too. Debra has felt the urge to EAT Doreen's ashes since she died in May and has had a small spoonful most days to feel "as close as possible" to her.

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But as she faces Christmas without her, the craving has become even stronger. "It is the only thing that will get me through my first Christmas without mum," said Debra.

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Debra's fiancé - not named - has supported her through her grief and they plan to marry next year.

"I am lucky that my loved ones understand what I am doing," said Debra, of Folkestone, Kent.

"And I know my mum would have been happy for me to do whatever I needed to get over no longer having her in my life."

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culled from Mirror.co.uk

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