This is the first year I’ve not faced this dilemma as my amazing Dad passed away last month (you can read his eulogy here if you’re interested) but I’ve noticed that a post I wrote a couple years ago What do you buy a dying man for his birthday? has had a lot of interest … More What to buy a dying man for Christmas?
After a day ambling around Brussels we took an evening train across the border to Germany, our journey ending in Cologne. Wow, just wow. The shared feeling we got when leaving the train station at Cologne was one of ‘….and relax’. I’m not sure whether it is the comfort of German efficiency, the slightly less … More Cologne – holiday stop two
It’s been a month since I’ve blogged about anything other than Dad, death or dying. So I thought it was time to share some other random experiences and some photos from my holiday. In terms of context, I finished work shortly after Dad died (a month ago), and the overwhelming feeling was one of exhaustion. … More Brussels – holiday stop one
It’s four weeks since Dad died. Four of the longest, and simultaneously fastest weeks of my life. I’ve blogged a few times and am very conscious that I don’t want to turn into someone who just blogs about death and dying and loss…. and yet that’s sort of what I start typing when faced with … More Life after Bobby: Month 1
It’s three weeks since Dad died, in some ways I can hardly believe it and in some ways it seems much longer. The two weeks between his death and funeral felt quite strange, it was good to be getting on with things, to be planning, organising and arranging. It was lovely to hear so many … More Life after Bobby: Week 3
Our Dad, George Robert Julian was born on the 13th of September 1947. The third of seven children born to Winifred and Stanley Julian, he grew up in Boston, Lincolnshire. When Dad became ill we asked him to record some memories of his life before he met Mum. He had very fond memories of every … More George Robert Julian – Eulogy