As a baby of the sixties, I was a young adult of the eighties. Although I was not a child of free love, I came of age during the sexually carefree eighties, enjoying the liberty this time offered, until AIDS came […]
Samantha wrote a new post, Surviving Bereavement at Christmas- 10 Helpful Thoughts 1 month ago
We all know that this can be a stressful time of year! Organising Christmas presents and food for everyone can be a logistical nightmare, and the anticipation and expectations around the traditional family […]
I had full control this time, the veterinary system would not touch her as they did to her brother 7 years ago but that’s another very different death story. This peaceful image is of Holly’s grave this past […]
I have long been interested in Death, the inevitable finishing point of this thing called Life. Perhaps it is the social undercurrent of secrecy and foreboding that draws me in or maybe it’s my own fear and t […]
Grief is the natural and normal response to loss.
Death and Grief are an inevitable part of life and we will all experience it at sometime or another. One day someone may even grieve for us. Most people will […]
I met Joshua in a drop in drama class. He was 19. I was 22. There was an instant feeling of recognition. In fact much later, when we would have chance meetings, I always knew they were about to happen.
When I met […]
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, a […]
My mum had a habit of running over our pets.
When I say habit, I don’t mean in the ‘I like doing this and now its getting out of hand’ kind of way. To be fair, she’s only done it twice, and she old managed […]