Waking today I remembered that twelve months ago, the 29th November, was an equally drab and grey November morning. Not too much different to any other autumn morning when the sun stays at half light as though its too apathetic to break through the clouds. It suited me, felt like an honest reflection of my … More Five things I wish I knew when I offered to give a eulogy
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
I’m a member of a very small club that I really wouldn’t want any of you to be members of. That ‘club’ that exists only in loose tweets or sharing of experience, and is no way a club in the true sense of the word, is made up of people who have all felt the … More Life after Bobby: I’m free
It’s 264 days since my Dad died. Nothing particularly significant about that, I had to sit and work it out as I don’t carry a mental tally of the days since his death. In one hundred and one days I’ll have lived a full year without one of my parents. I feel very lucky that … More Life after Bobby: Missing Dad
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!
I’ve always loved reflecting and looking back on the year, I’m the sort of sucker who loves those programmes at new years where the year (or better still, the decade) is shown in highlights. So as a bit of a birthday ritual I’ve been ruminating on the past twelve months and pretty much the one … More Life after Bobby: my birthday
It’s 101 days since Dad died today, I’d been thinking about this (non)-anniversary all week and was fully aware of it yesterday but couldn’t bring myself to concentrate long enough to write this post then. I’m confident Dad would appreciate the quirk of it being 101 days anyhow. So I’m going to keep this short … More Life after Bobby: the first 100 days
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?
In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on* The day after Dad died I took the dog out with Mum for a short walk, as we turned the corner to head up the main road I heard kids playing in the primary school playground. Laughing, running, screeching, just … More Life goes on
Albert William Langmead, JP Died Sunday 8 July 2012 at Torbay Hospital aged 94 years. Devoted husband for 71 years. A loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. A true Torquay gentleman who will be sadly missed by all who loved and knew him.