It was my Grandad’s funeral today. At 1pm sharp we walked into the Church where he sang as a boy. The 1pm sharp bit was quite lovely, Grandad was a man of orderliness, you could set your watch by the time him and my Gran sat down for dinner, at 1pm every day. Today it … More Goodness and mercy all my life, shall surely follow me
Earlier this week I had the absolute pleasure of attending #innopints4 in Totnes. This was the first night off, and night out, I’d had in some time. During the evening I made a throw away comment to @phillirose about not being able to commit to meeting up on a particular day, because I wasn’t sure … More Living on quicksand
Spinderella cut it up one time…. Before I go any further I feel I should share two things with you, the first is that I am *very* comfortable talking about death and am thinking about blogging a post each day this week in support of the Dying Matters Awareness Week (so forgive me if it’s … More Let’s talk about death #dyingmatters
I got a fitbit for Christmas, it didn’t arrive until early January, but it was well worth the wait. I absolutely love it, in fact I think it’s one of the best pressies I’ve ever received…high praise indeed. A what I hear you ask? What is it? Why is it so cool? And why does … More Fitbit – Jiminy Cricket on a belt clip
Am I happy? Yes. No. Maybe. Sometimes. Rarely. What makes me happy? Depends what mood I’m in. What the weather is like. If I’m hungry. Whether I’m working. Arrrgggggggggggh I don’t know, who cares anyway? I feel like I *should* be happy, I have a loving family, great relationships and friendships, supportive networks, I’m healthy, I … More What makes you happy?
In Britain, there are currently over 10,000 people in need of an organ transplant. Each day three of them will die because of the lack of donors. Despite this, 15,000 people die each day in the UK. Only three of them will become organ donors. These statistics just don’t make sense to me. This morning I read an … More The ultimate recycling?
This year I decided that I’d send more post, in the form of letters, postcards and birthday cards. I wanted a New Years Resolution that wasn’t just about my own self, hence the Postcards by Twitter idea. I’ve sent 10 items so far, across the country, have received one postcard back (which was never part … More Week One – Postcards via Twitter
This week I saw one of my favourite articles of the year, Twitter by Post, which was the brainchild of Giles Turnbull @gilest. Giles has been conducting an experiment where he has replied to twitter, in real time, through the post. This may sound weird but I think it’s truly awesome. Go read the article, … More Postcards via twitter
If anyone had told me a year ago that I’d sit here awaiting the arrival of 2012 with my Dad, Grandad and Gran all still living I’d never have believed them. I never, ever would have thought 2011 would end like this, and I mean that in the most positive way. Even though I suspect … More Attitude’s a power stronger than death
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!