Monthly Archives: December 2013

2013 – The Last Embrace

You know how some years you just can’t wait for midnight on the clock to do it’s magical thing. To give you the clean slate and the fresh hope of a New Year.  The kind of New Year’s Eve where … Continue reading

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The Year I Ruined Christmas

*Like all things Christmas, there is a bit too much in this post. Christmas is usually like that, don’t you find?  Just too much?? I should have known that something was up, when the crying began on Christmas Eve.  We … Continue reading

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A Sparkle for Mum at Christmas

I have been doing my best to ease myself into Christmas. The first Christmas since Mum passed away. I didn’t shop for gifts until very late, because I was struggling with big shops for a long time after Mum died. … Continue reading

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Is FIFO the F word for Families?

Working as a divorce lawyer, it may surprise you to know that among all of the information I need to know from my clients, the one thing I don’t need to know is “Why”.   Why they have separated. In … Continue reading

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Struggling. On the inside.

I shared with you here about our almost spur of the moment to capture the opportunity for Dean to immerse himself in his country of origin, while his Nan still has the capacity to recognise him. Here is a precious … Continue reading

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Counting the Good Stuff

In family life, in fact, in life, it is far too easy to just count the bad stuff. Remember that last tantrum that happened in public?  When your children threw themselves on the floor and screamed and refused to at … Continue reading

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One Step Closer

It’s become very obvious to me that I have truly bled all over this page, cried my tears and generally let my ugly grief show. It must be so, because when I run into people who read my words here, … Continue reading

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