Oh no not that really nice little chubby man

Oh no not that really nice little chubby man

“Oh no not that really nice little chubby man “ Seth would have thought that description of him was funny and he may well have paraphrased it into something that was not so polite. Seth was a realist.  Love, determination, commitment, wanting to do something to help...
Grief creeps up on you

Grief creeps up on you

Grief creeps up on you it takes you unawares, for a brief second it takes away your breath. There are moments where you realise that your grief will never leave you have that overwhelming nauseating feeling of deep loss. It’s like that, it can be evoked by a phrase,...
It’s been a funny old few weeks

It’s been a funny old few weeks

At the start of this week there was the sad news that Steve who had shared his story of  his pancreatic cancer diagnosis in one of our Purple Rainbow podcasts had died. I didn’t know Steve personally but listening again to the podcast hearing his infectious enthusiasm...
Safe

Safe

Safe –  if you look up the word in the dictionary it means protected from or not exposed to danger or risk; not likely to be harmed or lost. The synonyms for safe are         shielded sheltered guarded defended secure safe and sound out of harm’s way all...
Memorialisation

Memorialisation

Today’s Dying Matters theme is memorialisation If you look it up in the dictionary it says memorialisation is “a ceremony to honor the memory of someone or something”. For me the word conjures up images of gravestones, flower holders, cremation urns, and stones etched...
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