So time moves on, it’s actually ten weeks today that Dad died but I wasn’t really in the mood to blog last week which would have been two calendar months. I can’t believe that it’s two months already, the list of things I’d have liked to share with Dad grows, my sense of his loss … More Life after Bobby: Month 2
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
Just a quick update today to let you know I can conclusively prove there is no such thing as tempting fate! A couple weeks ago at the start of December I wrote Tempting fate this Christmas? and explained my concerns about getting too confident that we would manage another Christmas with my Dad (who is … More Christmas 2011 – there is no such thing as tempting fate!
It’s that time of year when most people in the UK are preparing for Christmas, or fighting the societal need to do so! I used to love Christmas when I was a child, and even into early adulthood, it was a chance to get together as a family, to see friends not seen that much … More Tempting fate this Christmas?
Like most people I was really looking forward to my Christmas break away from work, a chance to chill out a bit, unwind, step away from the to-do list and just generally recuperate. Life has been a little hectic of late and I was really looking forward to spending some down time, getting up late, slouching … More Virgin Media – the best and the worst