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 … Continue reading 5 Things to Do on Valentine's Day as a Widow or Widower
Every week I try and share something relevant to you or something that can make you think, laugh or do things differently. Sometimes a little distraction can go a long way! Have a great week! Thanks to all who have found my blog, liked the posts, shared and or left a comment. January was a … Continue reading Tune Up Tuesday 4th February 2020
Stories matter... 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 … Continue reading Writing a Blog as a Widow or Widower with WordPress!
Sometimes packing up is best! 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 … Continue reading Should the Widowed Move home?
It's all about living and not just surviving... 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 … Continue reading Being a Widow / Widowed Parent at the Four Year Mark
I have only ever been to identify one body. Therefore I write of my experience and personal opinions on that. You may be facing the very same yourself and you may be searching the internet for some help or advice. I hope that my account can assist in some way. Not every experience of the … Continue reading What Happens When I Go To Identify a Body?