Month: <span>April 2019</span>

A tiny, yet perceptible, shift

October 21, 2020 2 Comments

Image courtesy of Sarah Treanor @ streanor.com 25 April 2019 Yesterday I had a lunch date with a friend. Which might sound like nothing much. But it was something to me. And to her too, I think. She’s been quite persistent in asking and asking again and then asking yet again. For the last longest […]

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On Being French for 24 Hours

October 21, 2020 No Comments

16th April 2019 So yesterday was another (yes – yet another) landmark day for me in that I officially became French. A process that has taken almost three years, encompassing my most challenging times. A process that began the day we had been back in France for five years, after moving back into our village […]

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Yet Another Trigger Date and How I Have been Kind to Myself

October 21, 2020 2 Comments

13th April 2019 On the 13th April 1996, Mike and I got married. On the 13th April 2017, we held Mike’s funeral, five days after he died. It was such an impossibly hard day. It was our 21st wedding anniversary (what should have been). And yet it became the day we held your ceremony and […]

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Your Last Day

October 21, 2020 4 Comments

Featured Image “Letting Go” by Sarah Treanor (streanor.com) 8th April 2019 – originally written on 13th April 2018 I had broached the subject with you early on about not staying overnight at the hospice.  I had felt torn – wanting to be there for you, yet knowing we had three kids who needed me at […]

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