Sunday reflections

It’s been a complete roller-coaster of a week. Last Sunday we were celebrating our wedding anniversary and Andy’s birthday. On Monday I was saying goodbye to my mother. Highs and lows of emotions. Moments of bewilderment and being lost in thought among ‘normal’ life – laundry and dinners. Lucy and Laurence both getting the news […]

Saying farewell

It was my mum’s funeral today. It’s been a real mix of emotions over the last couple of days. Picking up flowers, looking for clothes, wondering how the day would go and if I’d be strong. I’ve been overwhelmed with the support, especially on Twitter. This has always been my favourite Social Media platform and […]

Goodbye Mum

I said goodbye to my mum yesterday, it’s hard to know what to do or what to think. There is nothing dignified about dying. I can’t understand how people are left to linger. She had a long life. It wasn’t always easy for her but she was a strong woman and a fighter. I hope […]

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose., originally uploaded by magnum_lady. Well today is my dad’s first anniversary. Hence the title of this blog and the flower is one that I put on his grave. It’s hard to believe he has been gone a year already. It really has flown by. My mum […]

An empty chair

An empty chair, originally uploaded by magnum_lady. A really odd day today. Just when I think I am fine then something happens to give me a kick back into reality. My Dad’s memoriam cards arrived today. I knew they were coming but it didn’t really prepare me for dad’s photo to be on them. It […]