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  • Portrait - May
    Loss, Me and Mine

    A Year of Family Portraits

    Our first Me and Mine photo – May 2015 Last May, on the first weekend when Roger was well enough to come home from the hospice, we had some family photographs…

  • Father's Day gnome
    Family, Loss

    Father’s Day without a dad

    As it’s coming up to a year since Roger passed away there have already been many milestones without him. First holiday, first Christmas, first birthdays, first wedding anniversary – but something…

  • Superlambanana
    Family, Loss

    Life’s changes and moving house

    When I’m not writing about the bigger issues, like getting things out of my system or wondering where this thing called life is going (I’ve been listening to a lot of…

  • Nine months flatly

    Nine months and still going

    It’s nine months now since I lost my husband, Roger, to cancer. I can’t say the pain of loss is getting any easier, but I do feel like I can cope…

  • Balloons for Daddy in April

    Birthday balloons in the sky

    It’s becoming a tradition in our little family that on certain dates of the year we let balloons go into the sky for Roger. This week we did it for the…

  • Wedding bouquet

    My five-year wedding anniversary as a widow

    This Saturday is a very special date for me. Well it would have been, if Roger were still here. We should be celebrating our five-year wedding anniversary this weekend. Saturday 12th…

  • View from the Marine Lake
    Family, Loss

    What I think about when I’m running

    “I’m often asked what I think about as I run. Usually the people who ask this have never run long distances themselves. “I always ponder the question. What exactly do I…

  • Telescope
    Family, Loss

    Daddy’s a star in the sky

    We were honest with our children when their dad was diagnosed with cancer last year. Pretty much from the start we made sure they knew what was going on, and even…

  • Notebook and flowers

    Six months and looking for inspiration

    It’s funny how these little milestones don’t really mean anything but when you sit and think about them, they feel so major. It’s been six months now since Rog died. That’s…

  • Balloons on Red Rocks

    Christmas balloons for daddy

    On the day of Roger’s funeral, when the service was over and we were in the sunny garden of the hotel where we held his wake, Sam, Florence and their cousin…

  • Family photo

    My first Christmas as a widow

    My six-year old, Sam, says this year is going to be the best Christmas for his sister Florence, who at two is at the perfect age for taking in all the…