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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

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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 […]

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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

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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

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I don’t mean to get all sombre in your grill but we’re fast approaching what would’ve been my Mum’s 63rd birthday and a year from her passing away so I have been grieving quite a bit recently. I’ve been reflecting on the things I’ve learned since January, when she passed, and I’ve realised that there […]

What I’ve Learned About Grief

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It’s been 6 months now. Six months without my Mum. The grieving is much the same as before. Certain moments and memories will trigger a sniffle but mainly it’s all about getting on with life. These last few months though, I have really missed my Mum. You don’t really realise, until they go, what it […]

What my Mum did for me