With the end in mind four years later

It's four years ago today that dad died. What helped me prepare my immedaite family and I for his passing, was researching how to have a 'good' death.

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Six weeks grace – seeing a bit of boating business!

Things are beginning to calm down a little here in Worcestershire, so much so I even managed to squeeze four days and nights back with Barry from Friday to Tuesday for a taste of 'normality'. We ventured into town one evening for a Thai meal at a restaurant mum, dad and I often frequented on … Continue reading Six weeks grace – seeing a bit of boating business!

Unblocking the hospital bed at last

Finally four weeks after dad was admitted to hospital following a nasty fall at home, he'll be moving from the hospital bed he hasn't 'needed' for at least the past two weeks (he was actually 'officially' MFFD (medically fit for discharge) three weeks ago on Monday), to what looks like a lovely Nursing Home a … Continue reading Unblocking the hospital bed at last

Grasping an opportunity for a little ‘normality’

I sat at the bow of Areandare on Sunday afternoon, relishing life on the water, knowing I was soon to leave it again. We often take for granted what we have until it's gone I find. Last weekend with Barry, was a reminder to me of appreciating 'normal' life. Not that I didn't when it … Continue reading Grasping an opportunity for a little ‘normality’

Heading back to Barry and our boat – albeit briefly …

I've always loved having three sisters and am aware how fortunate we are to be close and supportive of one another. At the moment I cherish it even more, as it means I'm getting a couple of nights 'off' to be able to drive up to wherever Barry may be (he was near Tettenhall yesterday), … Continue reading Heading back to Barry and our boat – albeit briefly …