With the end in mind four years later

It's four years ago today that dad died. What helped me prepare my immedaite family and I for his passing, was researching how to have a 'good' death.

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My first birthday without a mum in the world

I've wanted to write this tribute for many months. Unashamedly there follows a rather extensive post, one of the longest I've ever published. I suspect few people will reach the end of it. However, it's important for me to share these stories, for our library of memories. Who knows, there may just be a snippet … Continue reading My first birthday without a mum in the world

Two days later and a short explanation

I'm beginning to write this post exactly 48 hours after I received a shocking phone call. Barry and I had just left Areandare and were walking to the River Douglas to check it out before we went through Tarleton Lock at 10am on Tuesday morning, for our planned Ribble Link crossing. From an unknown number, … Continue reading Two days later and a short explanation

Some strange synchronistic happenings

Years ago, when I initially ventured to New Zealand in the British autumn of 2001, I treasured the gift of time to read a number of inspirational books. One of these was 'The Celestine Prophesy'. I recall it talked about how people come into your life for a reason, and each one, if you're open … Continue reading Some strange synchronistic happenings

Feeling the benefits of inserting a pause

I (mostly) love our life. The infinite variety, frequent uncertainty, and adventurousness we experience. Occasionally it becomes overwhelming. Especially the recent 14 weeks non-stop working portion! I'm confident 2018 promises to bring many gifts our way; I'm also anticipating a few challenges. Mum will be a cause for concern as her Alzheimer's continues to take … Continue reading Feeling the benefits of inserting a pause