It hits you when you least expect it

It hits you when you least expect it

Today would have been my Mum’s 70th birthday, had she been alive. Surprisingly, I’ve been OK today. It was last week that it hit me that we were reaching a landmark birthday, and not celebrating it with her, here, with us. I guess it’s also as my...
Life will always be too short

Life will always be too short

Last week we went to the funeral of OH’s 47 year old university friend. It wasn’t the easiest of days, or weeks leading up to it. Compared to a year ago when I was sad at the passing of my 97 year old Nan, this January we felt that Gordon was too young to...

Picking yourself up

Sometimes we go through tough times. It may be work, family, friendships that cause us to be sad, or low. We may be watching someone die, or caring for someone who is poorly. It’s tough isn’t it? But we also know whilst we’re doing what we need to...

Memories are made of….what?

Having spent the long weekend at my childhood home, clearing out cupboards, draws and the loft, I’m not sure I know the answer to this question! Maybe I’m even more confused about what memories are. Or maybe I’m totally clear, but it’s...
Valentines Day – Love is so bitter sweet

Valentines Day – Love is so bitter sweet

Valentines Day is so many things to each of us isn’t it? Love & mushy stuff for some. Lonely times for others. And so many happy memories, and shared experiences along the way. I do like the fact that we celebrate LOVE tomorrow. We don’t love each...