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Transitions: Hard but still beautiful

03 Jul 2015 / 2 Comments / in Happiness, loss, Silence

It takes an enormous amount of courage to change the status quo. To step out of one kind of life into another, leaving behind not just the hard and difficult, but the beautiful and fun and happy. It’s easy to run from a burning building; far harder to leave a garden than once was your […]

Transitions: Dad

28 Jun 2015 / 5 Comments / in Family, loss, love

My Dad recently moved into a local care home, after my Mom passed away earlier this year. It hasn’t been an easy year for any of us. Perhaps least of all for him. Oh it’s a good place and he is well looked after. I get to see him most days, it’s close to where […]


04 Feb 2014 / 1 Comment / in loss, Me, Motherhood

 Those two pink lines They appeared together instantly No need to wait The recommended 1 minute There they were There YOU were A shock. Unexpected. Unplanned. But oh, so wanted In that instant, all I wanted. Yet even then I knew You would not stay Could not stay You were here – but But. Just […]

A photo & a poem

20 Oct 2013 / 0 Comments / in loss, writing

Too long, my child Have those rice-paper hands Lain lost in your lap; One holding  Isolation. The other, Dread. Too long, my child Has the soul of you Been a weightless weight on this earth. How I wish I could live  To witness the miracle  Of your magical, Phoenix-like rising, Your bright beauty  Burning on […]

Fathers’ Day

15 Jun 2011 / 6 Comments / in Family, loss

This weekend is Fathers’ Day. My dad is currently in the UK but usually he lives right next door, with my mom. He won’t be here this Fathers’ Day and I don’t know if he’ll be around for next year’s either. But I do know he doesn’t remember last year’s Fathers’ Day and chances are […]

My little piece in Psychologies magazine

07 Oct 2010 / 3 Comments / in Family, loss, love, writing

I was published…

Wherein I talk about feeling invisible. and ugly. both of those things

09 Aug 2010 / 7 Comments / in loss, myself & I, Socialising

I’ve recently realised something – I am not enjoying the process of growing older.

Wherein I rant a bit about goodbyes

23 Jul 2010 / 4 Comments / in beer, Friends, loss, Work

A not so fond farewell…

To Lisa on Her Birthday

03 Jun 2010 / 2 Comments / in Family, loss

Wish you were here.

photographs and death

17 May 2010 / 2 Comments / in loss, love

Life happens and we can never begin to predict this kind of thing.