Posts Tagged ‘Friends’

Hugo’s First Birthday, Survived

Hugo’s first birthday, one of the most difficult ‘firsts’ has come and gone. It was not a date I was looking forward to. But I have survived. Really, my survival was not in doubt. Hugo’s first birthday could never be as bad as the day he died, or as bad as the day of his […] Read more…

Can You Help #HugosLegacy Trend on Friday?

Friday February 20 is Hugo’s first birthday. He is not with us, so it will be a bittersweet day. Could you help us, by celebrating our little boy’s arrival in the world? We are hoping to celebrate our little boy’s birthday in his absence. Hugo was a very special boy, who touched the lives and hearts of […] Read more…

Pretty Things

This week has been another challenging one. If you have read the posts I have published this week, you will get an idea of how it is has been challenging. Rather than rehash why the week has been horrible, I have chosen for this post to focus on the pretty things that have featured in […] Read more…

A Celebration of Life

When Hugo died, we were disconsolate, heartbroken. Our son had changed our lives, and shown us what true love is. We knew that at his funeral we wanted to celebrate his life. What Hugo meant to us, what Hugo had taught us. To show off our baby boy like the proud parents we are. While […] 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…

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…

Loved

Believe it or not, before I was admitted to hospital earlier this year I shared very little personal information on social media. The three of us needed all the love, support, positive thoughts and prayers we could get. We were overwhelmed by the outpouring of love from family, friends and strangers. This post explains more about it. I […] Read more…

Finding the Global Village in Brussels

I wasn’t murdered last weekend. “Well, good for you,” you might say. “Why on earth would you be thinking such a thing?” It’s all because Martin and I went to a foreign city to meet some people we’d ‘met’ online. After all, everyone knows the internet is full of strange people, don’t they? Work colleagues […] Read more…

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