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The Announcement

It had to happen.  I was at work today getting on with my job, dealing with emails, phone calls and writing a report following a lunch meeting I had to attend in London yesterday and then BANG!! An announcement arrived via my work email – an announcement that I wasn’t expecting and that hit me…

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The Green Eyed Monster…..

Today was a day I hadn’t been looking forward to for a long time.  I should have looked forward to this day, I should have been excited and happy…but I just couldn’t be either of those things. What, you may ask, what the event that happened today that caused me to feel like this? Some…

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I Failed….

Grief, I hate you. Grief, why did you have to come back to haunt me now? Grief, why don’t you just f**k off and never come back….ever. Oh wait….you can’t. You won’t. You will be with me for the rest of my life. I tried so hard not to give in to you when Frankie…

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Another Year, Another Miscarriage….

I didn’t get to write on here yesterday because appointments at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital and seeing my GP took up most of today for me because of the miscarriage I had over Christmas and New Year.  It was the third one I had in 2014 (May, August and this one started in December). I…

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A Star For Frankie

One of the Christmas presents that Russ got me was the chance to name a star after Frankie, which made me cry when I opened the envelope that contained the paperwork inside it.  This is the certificate and co-ordinates of the star, which is in Frankie’s star sign constellation of Sagittarius: I thought this was a…

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Frankie’s Story

Every year in the UK 1 in 700 babies are born with a cleft lip and palate, 1 in 200 babies are stillborn and 1 in 350,000 babies are born with a genetic condition so rare it has no name and is referred to only as Chromosome 15 Duplication Syndrome. In 2013 my son, Francesco…

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Survive…..Or Thrive? Inspired By Leigh Kendall Of Headspace Perspective

I’m read a blog called “Headspace Perspective” – http://www.headspace-perspective.com – on a regular basis.  The author, Leigh Kendall, is mummy to Hugo who was very sadly born premature and lived for just a few weeks because she developed HELLP Syndrome and pre-eclampsia while she was pregnant with him and she blogs on a regular basis…