It’s twelve months, one year, 365 days since my Dad died. View this post on Instagram Lost all feeling. Doodling some stuffs. #doodle #sketch #lettered #lettering #handlettered #rotring #handdrawn #ink #banner #lost A post shared by Oxblood&Co Apparel (@oxbloodandco) on Nov 15, 2013 at 12:22am PST It doesn’t feel real and yet I’ve developed a … More Life after Bobby: one year on
Rarely do I sit down and write a blog post in an instant response to something I’ve seen, I’m quite a reflective person, bit of a thinker and I tend to muse on things and have a list of ‘to write when I have time’ blog posts, but occasionally, not often, but every now and … More 999: Show them the love!
My Dad died four months ago from bile duct cancer, cholangiocarcinoma. Since then I’ve seemed to blog less, and in a way that may be no bad thing, I’ve been doing lots of thinking and reflecting and recharging, but have had less concentration and less inclination to put fingers to keyboard. Then this week a … More A case of mistaken identity? A matter of life and death
I am completely and utterly certain that my Dad would not have lived as long as he has without the support of 44 amazing people. In the last six months Dad has had 4 emergency admissions to hospital, 1 admission to the hospice and several blood transfusions. Dad has been given 44 units of blood. … More 44 Thank Yous #100k100days
It’s almost nine years ago that I had my PhD Viva, bits of it I remember like it was yesterday, lots of it I couldn’t recall if my life depended on it. In fact, if I’m really honest I think I could say the same about my PhD itself. I was reading a news story … More We shall not cease from exploration
August 15 2010 marks the 65th anniversary of VJ Day, the day that Japan surrendered, the official end to the Second World War. My Grandad was serving in Burma – now 92 his memories of that time are as vivid today as they were the first time round. My Grandad often says that he went … More VJ Day – in gratitude
I thought I’d start this blog post by sharing a little bit about my family life with you, I guess by way of setting the context! My parents are very different people – my dad served in the Navy, has been involved for the past 20 years with the Army Cadet Force and a lot … More Respect please!