Widow Makes a Gushing Post About The Importance of FRIENDSHIP

My life right now would be nothing without my friends. My friends are the PVA keeping me from slowly peeling off and being thrown away like the oh so precious but essentially useless stuff my kid makes at school. They keep me in one piece – between them they save me from this lone parenting […]

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5 Things to Do on Valentine's Day as a Widow or Widower

This morning I dropped my youngest at school and trotted away slowly becoming more and more aware as I passed a trickle of boutique shops of a familiar recurring theme – that bastion of awkwardness, that yearly problematic device. OH GOD YES! VALENTINES DAY. Now I am one of those who appreciates Valentine’s Day if […]

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Writing a Blog as a Widow or Widower with WordPress!

I was a writer long before I was widowed. I have the qualifications yes, a masters degree yes. I’ve been taught by many a well known poet, playwright and novelist. I’ve been a journalist published around the world. But I know I am a writer not by any of these alone. Just the simple fact […]

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Should the Widowed Move home?

For me the decision to move home after my husband died was a crystal clear necessity. I was eighteen months into widowhood, was living in a neighbourhood that the council had put me in following legal homelessness and I was keen to return to our old neighbourhood. Friends, support and schools were of importance as […]

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Being a Widow / Widowed Parent at the Four Year Mark

At the start of this year I hit the four year Widow anniversary – four years of being not only widowed but single as well. Yes I know! Single for years. YEARS! More on that in my Widowed Dating post. Although four years to anyone who has not lost a spouse or romantic partner can […]

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10 Things to Enjoy as a Widow / Widower / Single Person

Howdy! I can’t seem to fuse my synapses together enough this morning to write anything too long or too profound so here is a list of things to celebrate in your time as a widow. I fully appreciate you may not be “there” yet in terms of enjoying anything but trust me one day, you […]

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