Monthly Archives: March 2011

How should I be feeling when I’ve lost my Mum or Dad?

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How should I be feeling when I’ve lost my Mum or Dad? Over the last couple of weeks I’ve seen quite a few of the google searches that led people to my blog being about how people feel after they’ve … Continue reading

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Questions I get asked: THE perfect thing to say. And THE thing you must never say. What to say to someone who has lost their Mum or Dad (or anyone close to them).

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Now this is a question I get asked all the time.  It’s also something I’ve heard around me for years– it’s an incredibly common question when you’ve just heard that someone you know has lost their parent or someone else … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Taylor – The passing of an icon

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Elizabeth Taylor – The passing of an icon Yesterday, aged 79, Dame Elizabeth Taylor passed away.  I don’t watch or listen to news on the tv or radio much these days, but I knew it as facebook went absolutely mad … Continue reading

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Questions I get asked: Why didn’t my brother call me to tell me our dad had died?

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Questions I get asked: Why didn’t my brother call me to tell me our dad had died? From today I’m adding something new into my blog.  I’ve gotten in the habit of writing every week on a Thursday about whatever … Continue reading

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How to do a funeral speech – the lessons I learnt from my two Grandads

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How to do a funeral speech – the lessons I learnt from my two Grandads Earlier this week I was at a funeral.  It was a small service of about 15 or 20 people for a man in his 60’s … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Japan

Reflecting on Japan I’ve been trying to write this blog for 2 days but every time I sit down it just won’t come out. In the last few years there have been a lot of different natural disasters on our … Continue reading

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‘The Absolute Basics of Looking After Yourself After Losing a Parent’ 101

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‘The Absolute Basics of Looking After Yourself After Losing a Parent’ 101 This also applies to losing anyone you love, or indeed taking any hard-hit from life or just feeling really, really (really, really) down or depressed. Believe me, I … Continue reading

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How to bring a community together – the Christchurch Earthquake Vigil in London

How to bring a community together – the Christchurch Earthquake Vigil in London A few days ago a Kiwi friend sent me the facebook invite to the Earthquake Vigil for New Zealanders in London, at Westminster Cathedral.  The idea behind … Continue reading

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