Tag Archives: Death

Letter To My Nan – 4 Years

On this day four years ago my biggest baby, P1, started her primary school education back in Essex. That day holds so many precious memories. I’d dropped P1 off at school on time, not knowing anybody as we had been through an appeals process and subsequently missed any taster sessions they had. I needed to return back to the school …

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Kidney Disease & My Family

Growing up I was extremely close to my Grandparents. I spent a lot of time with them whilst my Mum and (ex) step dad worked hard for my brother and me. I remember times when we’d walk up to town with my grandparents and my Nan would have to stop and catch her breath frequently. She would also feel the …

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Letter To My Nan – 2 Years

Hi Nan, I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since I last wrote to you. Today marks two years since you left us. So much has happened this past year. We welcomed a new baby girl, your third Granddaughter, and she came into the world so dramatically. It was very strange for only Grandad to pop his head around …

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Saving for Life’s Big Moments: Where to Make Savings

There are a few prominent milestones in each of our lives that tend to cost a lot. Finding ways in which to make savings for these events can be a real struggle. Preparing for your future is something that we all need to do. There are ways in which you can make savings in your everyday life, which can go …

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What new parents should know about life insurance

Life insurance helps provide peace of mind to new parents because it can ensure that a child is financially secure should anything happen that results in the death of one or both parents. Here are a few things that new parents should know when considering what type of life insurance to purchase. You are never too young for life insurance …

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Lion Hudson Children’s Books – Missing Jack by Rebecca Elliott

I’ve always been a book lover. These days books are heading towards becoming only digital editions, but for me there’s nothing better than physically holding a book in your hands. Having three daughters makes it super difficult to find time to sit and read, so my extent to reading is online blogs and magazines. However, my girls are following in …

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“My Nan was in my dreams”

Losing my Nan was the worst thing to ever happen to me. I felt an emotion that I’d never felt before and I’m scared to feel it again. I can’t even describe the way it felt. I felt the same thing last night during my dream. It was so real and so terrifying. My Nan was in my dreams, in …

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Happy 79th Birthday Nan!

It’s my Nan’s birthday today. She’s now missed two. She would have been 79 years old today. Normally, every year, I get excited by my Nan’s birthday. It marks exactly one week until mine. Last year, we were busy planning for her funeral on the 23rd and it was my wedding on my birthday last year. But this year feels …

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Letter To My Nan – 1 Year

Hi Nan, I don’t think anyone knew how we’d all react when today came. Monday and Tuesday I cried several times, feeling anxious and agitated about today. I knew I didn’t want to be moping around feeling sorry for myself. Today, the girls have been really treated and it was lovely to watch them have fun at Build-A-Bear. I know …

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22/31: Share An Old Photo Of You

I love looking at photos from the past because they always spark memories. This photo was taken 10 years ago, back when I actually thought I looked the bees knees! As you can see it was taken when I was going through the phase of dying my hair. This was the result after having it black, then bleached in an …

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Letter To My Nan – 11 Months

Hi Nan, P1 keeps talking about you the past week or so. I have to admit that she hasn’t really before and I was worrying she’d forget. But she found her set of books that you bought her that came with a charm bracelet. It wasn’t anything expensive but P1 keeps talking about how you are watching her so she …

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Letter To My Nan – 9 Months

Hi Nan, Thank you so much for leaving me your locket. I have many memories of you laying in bed showing me the empty pictures when I used to stay the night at yours. I have no words to describe how much it means to me to have the locket. I could really do with some Nan advice recently. P1 …

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“That locket was very precious to my Nan”

On Wednesday my Grandad came over to Kent to spent the day with us. It was a lovely day and we visited the local nature trail too. When he arrived he gave me something, he said “here’s a little piece of Nan”. I knew what it was as he’d told me I’d be given it soon but I wasn’t quite …

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Letter To My Nan – 8 Months

Hi Nan, I’ve been thinking about you a lot this month. Asking myself questions that will never be answered, like what your last thought was and whether you were in pain when you passed away. My other Grandad passed away. He’ll be up there with you somewhere and I hope you can share many stories from my childhood with him. …

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Letter To My Nan – 7 Months

Hi Nan, I have some pretty big news for you. We are having another baby! I can imagine you rolling your eyes and saying “I thought you might be”. You knew with P2. I’m a little upset about things though, the thought of you never meeting this baby and not having you come visit me in the hospital just hours …

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