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Brancaster Beach, 31st May 2019
Memories

Scattering His Ashes

  I’ve never scattered ashes before or really had anything to do with them. My grandparents are buried in a cemetery in West London. My father’s ashes are buried in a church graveyard in Manchester. I was there when the burials took place but I’ve never…

22nd July 2019
The Science Museum
Memories Wellbeing

Checking In – April 2019

  Wow it’s been a while. The last time I wrote a blog post and publicised it was 7 months ago. Andy has been gone for 10 months now. I’ve been updating the blog over the last couple of weeks. Getting a few posts…

7th April 2019
New Year 2019 Watergate Bay
Adventures Memories Wellbeing

A New Year Escape

  New Year. I had to get away. I always find the lull after Christmas Day a bit claustrophobic. Too much time spent indoors under artificial light. Or brief trips to the local playground until we get too cold or it starts getting dark.…

7th April 2019
Girls walking through the snowy trees at Lapland UK Christmas 2018
Lifestyle Memories

Christmas After Loss

  I think it’s usual to want to escape to somewhere hot and sunny the first Christmas after a loss. Somewhere without the usual traditions to remind you of Christmases past and what you’ve lost. A hot beach and plenty of uplifting sunshine was…

23rd March 2019
Beautiful tree with red leaves in Regent's Park
Memories Wellbeing

Autumn Blues

  After September, I guess I didn’t have any big distractions any more. The fogginess of the early days was lifting and I was more able to take in what was happening. Daytimes were mostly filled with the routines of caring for small children…

21st March 2019
Plate of blueberry pancakes with 1 blue candle
Memories Wellbeing

September Birthday Celebrations

  I am finally getting round to publishing some long overdue blog post drafts, here is the first one, going back 6 months ago to late summer / early autumn… If June into July was a time of shock and July into August was…

13th March 2019
Adventures Memories

Staying out for the summer

  If you glanced through my summer photos and didn’t know the backstory (how often do we do that on social media?), then you would be forgiven for thinking we had an idyllic summer.  If there was a “perfect childhood summer to do list”…

16th September 2018
Memories Wellbeing

9 Weeks

  9 weeks gone. 2 months and 2 days. The months that have a 31st in them have new meaning now. As another Thursday rolls round I can add another number to the weeks he’s not been here. Coincidently, I’ve counted Thursdays before. Both…

2nd August 2018
The First Two Weeks Without Him
Memories

The first two weeks without him

  Just over two weeks ago I read an article showing newly released photos from Lyndon B. Johnson’s hurried inauguration on board Air Force One hours after JFK’s assassination. Jackie Kennedy stood next to him and I couldn’t even begin to imagine what horror…

14th June 2018
Lifestyle Memories

Things I want to remember about 2017

  Happy New Year! How’s your 2018 going so far? I’m treading softly into it, negotiating a grey January and edging forward with various house decorating and decluttering projects. I’m giving thought to the big goals for 2018 and have taken some time to…

12th January 2018
Simple Child 'Thank You' Pictures
A Creative Life Memories

Simple ‘Thank You’ Pictures

  Today, I’m sharing an idea for simple ‘thank you’ pictures. Kids can easily create some quick ‘thank you’ pictures to send to friends and relatives to say thank you for Christmas gifts. Saying thank you Obviously it’s polite to say thank you in…

9th January 2018
Back to school
Memories

Back To School

  I love this time of year – a whole fresh academic year for the kids and it always feels like a new start for me too. In fact, if only I had some new shiny shoes (why don’t I?) I would have joined…

4th September 2017