Every Tuesday I post something to make you think, make you smile or make you think "thank god it's not you"... he he ... not so much the last one. Have a great two weeks...Thanks for reading! Howdy people, Any one else feeling that? The last mile. The last week of term? 🙂 Every time … Continue reading Tune Up Tuesday 11th February 2020
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 … Continue reading Widow Makes a Gushing Post About The Importance of FRIENDSHIP
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
Counting the good things can be the first step to recovering your life... 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 … Continue reading 10 Things to Enjoy as a Widow / Widower / Single Person
Twiddles thumbs... So I've titled this post "dating" because some of you may want to go through the dating process again and may wish to read my two pennies worth of opinion on it. I personally can't see myself ever properly dating as a past time now, but I would love to meet someone new … Continue reading Widowed Parent Dating
Except not as easy... What does your school run look like? Mine begins at six thirty am every single flippin day even on days when no school run is required. It's usually quiet whilst "mum drinks the coffee", (oh, those first twenty minutes of calm and solitude!), and then crescendos a bit when my teenager … Continue reading The Widowed Parent School Run