Inequality and Purple Stars

Pancreatic cancer two words that I use every day, two words that I truly hate, two words that took away all of my tomorrows and two words that are now part of the very core of me. This week I received a lovely Purple Star award from Pancreatic Cancer UK to recognise...

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Surrender and Expansion

I have learned many things in my life but who would have thought on that dreadful day in May 2014 when Seth and I were thrust unceremoniously into a world of palliative and end of life care, that the biggest lessons in my relatively short life would be learned over...

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The colours of death … Black White or Grey ?

The colour of death is it black, white or grey ? During Dying Matters week we have had many great events across the whole of Staffordshire exhibitions, poetry collections, virtual autopsies,  death cafes, coffee mornings,  pop-up shops, bereavement workshops,...

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Simple But Complex – Compassion

The strap line for Homeward Bound is a play about love, relationships, empathy and compassion. Everything I have done since Seth died has been about sharing our story, via Homeward Bound in its three forms the play, the film and the educational package. Our story has...

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Only and Just

Homeward Bound a play, a film and educational resource about love, relationships, empathy and compassion at end of life. But it’s so much more too, it’s a catalyst, a mirror, an irritant to allow people to see what’s really happening and it’s Seth’s and my personal...

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What a difference a year makes

This time last year I was nervously waiting to go to London for the launch of Homeward Bound the film and the educational resource. I had decided to turn Homeward Bound the play into a film that would make our story more readily available to more people, to give it...

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What do these two people have in common?

Person One - Aged 50  - Married - Two grown up children - Lives in Scotland - Just been on holiday to celebrate her fiftieth birthday looking forward to life and enjoying a new found freedom now that her grown up children have left home   Person Two  - Aged 49 -...

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