I’ve never really been majorly “into” music; I’ve always bobbed around and liked what I’ve liked. I freely admit my taste isn’t particularly cool or hip but what I like makes me smile and that’s good enough for me. When we were planning Alexandra’s funeral I read all the SANDs leaflets available. In the… Continue reading The Soundtrack of Our Lives
This post originally appeared on my friend Mary's blog during Baby Loss Awareness Week. I thought it deserved its own stand alone entry on my own blog as I've been thinking about Alexandra a lot recently. As Ophelia grows up and her needs change we spend more time thinking about how our lives would be… Continue reading Loss: Then and Now
The legendary Steph is back; this time about her daughter Helen who was born with “clicky hips” Being a mummy of three you get to your 3rd pregnancy and know what to expect; sort of; kind of; erm wasn't like that for me. This was a pregnancy were I was running around after two small… Continue reading Hips don’t lie?
We really enjoy going away with friends as we’re all so busy these days that catching up on holiday seems like as good a plan as any other. This year we’ve had a lot family trips to Scotland and the Yorkshire coast (this is where someone reminds me of a trip that I’ve… Continue reading McLennans and Whittlesea-Limbs on tour
This was the first year that I properly got involved. Pre-Alexandra I don’t think I was properly aware of it all; why would I be? That was the before time when I was blissfully ignorant. A time where I naively thought that all stillbirth and neo-natal death could be medically explained. My first Baby Loss… Continue reading Baby Loss Awareness Week 2018
And so another September rolls around. Our third since Alexandra passed away. After the great summer we had I got an uneasy feeling about September appearing. The air changes; you can feel the coolness on the breeze that the seasons are changing. Despite the numerous painful anniversaries; it is still my favourite time of year.… Continue reading September 2018 – Alexandra’s Month
My to read pile has, of late, looked a little bit too much like Stacey’s Mum’s reading pile in Gavin and Stacey. After battling through a biography of Mary Greenhow Lee (I wanted a sweeping life story and instead got a collection of academic essays each having the same thesis) I had lost my… Continue reading Ask me his name – a book review