Archive of ‘Progress’ category

Changing the way we think about ageing

First World War memorial

Our society is obsessed with age – and how to keep looking as young as possible. This week, with the nation observing the sacrifices made by soldiers in past conflicts as part of Remembrance Day, it is a fitting time to consider that growing old is a privilege. We recognise men and women from all […] Read more…

I am Hugo's mummy; I am a writer; I was at Blogfest

Yesterday I got up bright and early, armed myself with my Hugo stars scarf and headed off to London for Mumsnet’s Blogfest conference. My travelling companion was the lovely Carla and fellow Bedford-dweller from Random Thoughts of a Twenty Something, which was a great start to the day. The day got even better when on arriving […] Read more…

Cornwall’s great gifts

The natural beauty of Cornwall gave us a great gift recently – relaxation and a feeling of being refreshed and revitalised. Martin and I were tempted to go on holiday shortly after Hugo’s death. We were a mouse click away from booking a trip to Madeira, but hesitated when we realised it was running away only to […] Read more…

Refreshed

This week I have felt refreshed – and after the past few months, it is a refreshing feeling! Martin and I went on holiday for 10 days. The holiday was bookended by visiting respective parents in Devon, while the middle part was spent in Cornwall. We stayed in St Ives, Gunwalloe, and Marazion and had […] Read more…

A Hugo-shaped hole – and hope

Before Hugo, I would jump at the chance for a cuddle with a baby. Since Hugo, I have actively avoided babies. Out and about, I avert my eyes; at the sound of a crying baby I leave wherever I am; and I try to not look at photos of other people’s babies. It is too […] Read more…

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