Posts Tagged ‘love’

Mother’s Day as an Empty-Armed Mother

It’s Mother’s Day this weekend. It will be my third in my two years as a mother. My first, in 2014, came just three days after Hugo died. On that first Mother’s Day I took to my bed. Neither Martin or I left the house, and I avoided social media. I knew seeing happy families […] Read more…

Heavyweight Memories

Memories. Things that are remembered. For me: these memories are heavy, an encumbrance, a millstone around my neck. A heavy weight. Memories. Things that are remembered. For me: some memories are happy, and welcome. Other memories, not so much. This time of year is difficult: last Saturday marked Hugo’s second birthday. As much as Martin […] Read more…

Love Yourself First

Valentine’s Day isn’t something my other half and I celebrate – love is for the whole year, not just one overhyped, overpriced day, right? (Cynical, me?!). Valentine’s Day is, for me, about all sorts of love, not just the romantic kind. Love for your children, love your your family friends, platonic love. Love for yourself. […] Read more…

How Oscar Is Settling In

Our rescue cat, Oscar, has now been in our home for just over a fortnight. He has settled in so well it feels like King Oscar has been here forever. The regal title is well-deserved, because he rules over his human slaves with alacrity. But you know what? We love him dearly and would not […] Read more…

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