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  • 28 April 2015 at 17:55

    Finding my wings

    Some days I do believe if I go any faster I will fly ....  I have a full and busy life at the moment (realise that I am keeping busy) and its ...

  • 02 March 2015 at 18:13

    2 years March 9th

    Cannot believe that next Monday will be two years since Doug passed away. I have travelled a long, hard road over the past years but feel tha...

  • 22 December 2014 at 13:19

    So here it is Merry Christmas

    3 more sleeps, not long now, are you ready...all things that we hear this time of year from well wishers. Despite me not wanting to do Christmas t...

  • 22 November 2014 at 17:06

    Racing towards Xmas

    Approx 4 weeks to go and I have done nothing and have no inclination to bother either. Maybe I am in a post holiday dip as I really have no energy...

  • 29 September 2014 at 16:48

    How time files...

    I cannot believe it is nearly October and over 18 months now since Doug was here.  I have finally managed to clear some of the wardrobe space ...

  • 29 July 2014 at 21:57

    Did it. done it Yippee

    They say dont they, all comes to those that wait.  Well after my last blog I put all thoughts of new cars out of my mind and decided when the ...

  • 15 July 2014 at 19:33

    Decision Maker

    Or more likely lack of one!  Why can I not make a decision anymore?  I realise that I relied on Doug to sort of rubber stamp any decision...

  • 26 June 2014 at 18:36

    Forward planning

    Sort of noticed that last few days that I have slowed down in the counting know the one..the one that starts day 1, day 2, 7 days, 3 week...

  • 19 May 2014 at 16:34

    Taking stock

    I have learnt a lot over the last few weeks, months, years and I find it beneficial to take stock every now and again and look at what I do ha...

  • 12 May 2014 at 15:52


    Doug would have been 54 today, of course he will always be 52 and I have spent the day wondering if I should still age him or keep him at 52?? ...

  • 01 May 2014 at 21:19

    The new normal

    It is hard for me to realise day in and day out that I have survived one of the most challenging times I have ever been through...but survive ...

  • 28 March 2014 at 16:38

    Funeral day

    Last year today was the day of the funeral - I am able to look back now and see just how Doug would have loved what I organised for him, if only he...

  • 13 March 2014 at 19:03

    Widows brain

    Onto the bits no one tells you about!  When I first went to see my counsellor 8 weeks after Doug died, I distinctly remember her telling me th...

  • 10 March 2014 at 18:00

    One year and One day later..

    Thats it the first year over... Doug will remain firmly in 2013 for ever more but I will continue to move forward, sobering thought isnt it! Yeste...

  • 03 March 2014 at 16:39

    Almost a year on...

    My mind is on rewind - this time last year, this time last year, this time last... Well then there was hope, the hope that he was responding to th...

  • 05 February 2014 at 19:16

    Anniversary fast approaching

    My mind has been turned into a 'this time last year' machine that I cannot stop.  Comes in the middle of the night, day, washing, swimming...w...

  • 10 January 2014 at 15:54

    Turning into a teenager!

    Home alone...just me and the cat.  Child number 1 in France until end of April, child number 2 at Uni until mid Feb when she is home for the w...

  • 27 December 2013 at 21:28

    Made it through!!

    Phew 27th December and Christmas is over. Overall not a bad experience and I think we managed to start some new traditions to go alongside the old ...

  • 11 December 2013 at 18:06

    Bleak mid winter

    December...everyone rushing around, putting up decorations and shopping..I dont mind everyone doing this as long as I am not expected to.  No ...

  • 29 November 2013 at 17:09

    Memories and nightmares

    Whoever knew that this time of year would be the 'this time last year' memory bag that it is! This time last year, Doug had his biopsy and was opt...

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