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Almost 2 Months On….Where Am I Now?

I know that I posted on November 14th 2015 saying that “all good things must come to an end” with the intention of moving over to my new blog “Happiness Personified”, which at the time seemed like the right thing to do. At that point I had just laid Frankie to rest along with my…

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All Good Things Must Come To An End….

Sometimes things run their natural course. Sometimes things change without you realising it. Some things can go on and on and on, or they can end while they are still good, leaving happy memories with you that make you smile. Take the last episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation”. I absolutely love that series.…

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Dear Zia Maria…..

Dear Zia Maria, Zia….that’s Italian for Aunty. But you have been so much more to me than just an Aunty.  You were always there for me to help, guide and advise from the moment I was born.  You helped to look after me, to bring me up and you were a constant part of my…

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Please Vote For Me & Rev’d David Southall In This Year’s Butterfly Awards

I’m thrilled to announce that I have again been shortlisted in this year’s Butterfly Awards, a prestigious annual event which focuses on recognising and celebrating organisations and individuals who work tirelessly to raise awareness of early pregnancy loss, stillbirth and neonatal death and provide much needed support services for bereaved parents. Rev’d David Southall, Chaplain…

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Press Release Immediate: Hospital Chaplain And Bereaved Mother Nominated In Inspirational Mother And Bereavement Worker Categories In Prestigious National Awards

7th September 2015 Press Release – Immediate Hospital Chaplain And Bereaved Mother Nominated In Inspirational Mother And Bereavement Worker Categories In Prestigious National Awards A bereaved mother from Worcester and a Chaplain from the Worcestershire Royal Hospital have been nominated in the 2015 Butterfly Awards, a prestigious annual event which focuses on recognising and celebrating…

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A New Month…And A New Start

I wrote in my last blog entry about how busy this August has been compared to previous ones.  Usually in August I start to twiddle my thumbs and wish the month away so that things can get back to normal in September after the holiday season.  Everything seems to shut down, people are away on…

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Life PC (Post Curley)

It is now 4 days PC (post Curley) and it is only now that I feel able to write about how I feel.  What I’m about to say may shock some of you reading this, although some of you will hopefully understand it. How I feel about losing my Curley is right up there with…

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The 5 Stages Of Grief

I remember reading somewhere on the internet, I can’t remember where though, about The Kübler-Ross model, otherwise known as “the five stages of grief”.  This model is a series of emotional stages by survivors of grief and death, and the 5 stages according to the model are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. For some…

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Sunshine On My Shoulders….

In 1971 a young woman died at the age of 20.  She left behind a husband, a two year old daughter, and a journal of tape recordings.  A journal that told what it was to be young, and a mother, and in love…and dying.  The names of the people in her life have been changed,…

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Interview: Chewsing Kindness & Changing The World….One Smile At A Time (Cleft Lip & Palate Awareness Week)

For my finale to the series of posts and interviews that I’ve done for “Cleft Lip & Palate Awareness Week”, I have something very special for you. In September 2013, just after my Frankie had his diagnosis of a very severe cleft lip and palate and reeling from the inappropriate way that the news was…