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Mother’s Day in the age of Covid19

  Another Mother’s Day has rolled around. To be honest for me; it’s just another “event day” where I spend most of the time with my fingers in my ears and wait for it to be over. As with most things that involve sentimental thought and present organising; I sort it. I ensure that Ophelia’s… Continue reading Mother’s Day in the age of Covid19

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Beating the January Blues….

  …. Well sort of. In my last post I wrote about how I like the umph that a New Year brings but that’s as positive as I can really get about January. Despite it feeling quicker than most years; I’m still glad for it to be February tomorrow. I probably (definitely) wasn’t entirely honest… Continue reading Beating the January Blues….

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Reflections on Alexandra’s 4th birthday, Baby Loss Awareness Week and Ophelia’s 3rd birthday

September and October are always going to be odd months for us. Now we’re 4 years down the line we “should be” used to it. We “should be” fine; after all we’ve got Ophelia, we have our health, we’re happy in our jobs and we’ve just moved house and got our fresh start. And yet…..… Continue reading Reflections on Alexandra’s 4th birthday, Baby Loss Awareness Week and Ophelia’s 3rd birthday

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Get Your Big Girl Panties On

Bravery – how do you even define what that is? I’m often told that I’m brave or strong when talking about our survival after losing Alexandra. The reality is that I didn’t really have any choice. In the early days many immediate spoken and written and reactions was “stay strong”. What does that even mean?… Continue reading Get Your Big Girl Panties On

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Let the sun and light come streaming, into my life, into my life

When Claire was pregnant with Alexandra, it never even crossed my mind that anything could go wrong. We all knew that Claire’s pregnancy had been quite uncomfortable for her towards the end and were eagerly awaiting the new arrival. Claire was the first of us (the three cousins) to get pregnant. When my Mum rang… Continue reading Let the sun and light come streaming, into my life, into my life