I think it’s really difficult to cope when you really and truly missing someone. Whether it’s because they live in another area or they’ve died, there are always those unexpected moments of deep pain and sorrow. I notice these moments often hit me in the gut. A song, an item of food or clothing… the little things that remind me of someone and I end up in tears. How to Cope When You’re Missing…

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If you have read the blog over the past few years, you’ll probably know how much I detest smoking. I still cringe when smoke wafts in my face; the stark reminder that my father is no longer here thanks to the aptly dubbed ‘cancer sticks’. I thought it would be a good idea to share my top 5 reasons to quit smoking, because I think anyone who is ‘addicted’ might find it useful. 5 Reasons…

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I still cannot get my head around the fact that it has been three years since my Dad died. It’s absolutely flown by yet at the same time it feels like a lifetime since I’ve seen his happy face.The feeling is bittersweet… because each day I see my children I see him. As usual, I have already planned all the things we will do tomorrow, to celebrate his life. So here is my list of how…

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Warning : You won’t find much of the past tense here.   Well, what can I say? It would have felt wrong not to write something,anything, about the man that truly (to this day) helps me at times when I feel lost, weak or weird. 11 Things That Remind Me of David Bowie: The Prettiest Star I love David Bowie. Ever since I first heard Starman on mixed tape, I was taken prisoner by his…

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Hey, sorry I have been so quiet… I am useless, I know! Well it has finally arrived… next Monday 10th February will be exactly a year since my Dad died. Everyone keeps saying ‘It will get easier’ etc but for me, grief has an ebb and flow quality. Right now I am closing myself in, verging on tears most days and just trying to get through each day. The other day when my Mother visited,…

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