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“There is a crack in everything – that’s how the light gets in”

Leonard Cohen

  • The Heart Failure Diaries (Endings and Beginnings)

    19th Mar 2022 by

    Last Saturday my mum realised she’s going to die – soon. We don’t know how soon but soon enough we think. It’s a strange space to be in, this one of anticipatory grief and loss. The knowledge blows around you – sometimes gently reminding you to really appreciate a moment; others catching you with a… Read more

  • Welcome to My New Sobriety Blog

    22nd Jun 2019 by

    I’m quite new to my relative sobriety, finding my way in a world where I’m used to being the helper not the helped. I’m thinking there might be other people out there like me, scared to come out because of their professions so if I reach you and you feel less alone then I’ve helped… Read more

  • The Heart Failure Diaries 6 – a different space

    18th Jan 2023 by

    Thank you all for your lovely comments on my last post. It was like catching up with an old friend and realising you miss them. I’m back at mum’s tonight for my third night. When I came back on Monday evening as my sister was leaving my mum was a touch irritable; moaning about being… Read more

  • The Heart Failure Diaries 5 (a new phase?)

    13th Jan 2023 by

    I’m sat in my mum’s flat this evening as I’m staying over for the first time, listening to her cough as she tries to sleep. She’s not well again and although she rebuffed me last night, insisting she would be fine; she had a bad night and was frightened. Today she was quick to agree… Read more

  • Autumn Pause

    3rd Nov 2022 by

    I write nothing for nearly 4 months then 2 posts in 2 days! Part of why I hadn’t been writing was I started my Equine Assisted Therapy training in July. I had deferred it due to mum’s health but her improvement and encouragement from a friend that I shouldn’t put my life on hold meant… Read more

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