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family home

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As regular readers of this blog, you may know that within the last 2 years, I’ve lost both of my parents. Aside from the emotional trauma, dull-death-admin, funeral arrangements and all of the other things you have to deal with when you lose those you’re closest to – one of the tasks that you’ll never […]

Losing The Family Home

retrograde

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These past few weeks, you may have seen mutterings on social media about a ‘mercury retrograde’. Perhaps you know what that is, but if not, in short, when Mercury is in retrograde it appears that it’s speeding past Earth and it gives us the feel of going backwards. So why does everyone bang on about […]

Perhaps You’re In Personal Retrograde

dad death grief

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Death isn’t beautiful or romantic. It’s not Marley & Me or The Boy In Striped Pajamas. It’s sitting by a bedside, for hours that feel like days, listening to vital signs machines that shrill like Las Vegas slot machines but where no one is winning at this game of life. Death isn’t always terrifying or […]

Dad

Vix polka dot top Mum

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My Mum would’ve loved Doctor Foster. She would’ve hated Stacey on Bake Off. She’d be excited to meet Ben and would’ve told me as soon as his back was turned that, ‘he’s a bit of you, isn’t he?’ She would’ve loved that I did a stand up show. She’d be calling me to find out […]

I Miss My Mum

Vix adult

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An adult, eh? As a teen you can’t wait to be grown. To have a career, house, love, responsibilities and respect but when those things come with a huge price that your *NSYNC obsessed brain didn’t account for, it’s almightily shit. I write this on the bus to the hospital. It’ll be my 47th visit […]

Why Growing Up Means You’re The Adult

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Birthdays are a time of celebration. To laud attention on the person who’s anniversary of being born falls on a particular day. It’s a time to give gifts and love and to make sure that person has a brilliant day. Today would have been my Mum’s 63rd birthday. I’ve taken the day off of work […]

Happy Birthday Mum