Happy Birthday Dad – grief and the passing of time

My father would have turned 69 today. He unfortunately passed away over one and a half years ago and his loss is still so raw. I miss him every single day. Even now, a song in the car will remind me of him and bring me to tears. I will often see a man who…

Huxley: the perfect cat-dog that ever was

Last week I tragically had to put down my beloved cat Huxley, after fifteen and a half wonderful years together. She was a faithful friend and companion and her absence has left an awful whole in our lives. She wasn’t a normal cat, and as I’m not really a cat person, that worked well. I…

My fathers twinkling eyes: photos and lost memories

My father past away over a year ago, and I have only just brought myself to look at his life’s accumulation of photos. As the eldest, I have become the nominated family ‘archivist’, so it is my responsibility to sort, scan and store hundreds of precious photos; links to my father’s memories which are now…