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

Half way already and loving Lichfield

Hard to believe but today we're seven weeks into our fourteen week commitment with Calendar Club at The Three Spires Shopping Centre in Lichfield. Time sure does fly when you're having fun ... Barry and I are working surprisingly well together, sharing time in the shop and ensuring we each have regular time out. We … Continue reading Half way already and loving Lichfield

A delayed diagnosis of dementia – is it too late?

When we returned to England from New Zealand last March, I noticed a significant change in my dad. His memory was poor, and his capacity for engaging with others was nowhere as near as it had been when we'd previously seen him 12 months before. His eyesight wasn't too good either, but he insisted on … Continue reading A delayed diagnosis of dementia – is it too late?