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Was This in the Plan? · 3W ago

Definitely not in the plan

We survived Christmas, just.  It was as anticipated, fraught.  It was Daisy's excitement that made Christmas special.  Like any family with small children it was all about the carrot for Rud...
Was This in the Plan? · 1M ago

Forever Twelve

It's Daisy's birthday.  She would be a teenager today.  But now she will be forever twelve.I'm not sure how I feel.  If Daisy was still here to celebrate her birthday I wonder what we would ...
Was This in the Plan? · 1M ago

Song for Ten. Two years in.

"A young widow is a statistical outlier" - I read that in a paper today, it was part of a feature on Christmases without your husband.  I was 47 when Andy died and much as I thought life was...
Was This in the Plan? · 1M ago

Deck the halls

It was always our rule to wait until 12th December to put our Christmas decorations up in our family.  That's my dad's birthday.  Even though my dad died seventeen years ago we stuck to that...
Was This in the Plan? · 1M ago

WTITP Launch video

Was This in the Plan? · 2M ago

Always on a Friday evening.....

I had a dream the other night, it's one I have quite a lot .  The one where I am on my own at home, doing Daisy's IVs late at night and I go to the drawer to get out some more syringes and t...
Was This in the Plan? · 2M ago

Snakes and Ladders

I haven't updated for ages, once again the poor blog has been neglected.  My life has been taken up with lots of writing projects, some freelance commissions as I try to earn some money and ...
Was This in the Plan? · 4M ago

Be careful what you wish for

Christmas.  For Daisy this was the most important time of the year (closely followed by her birthday, and then everyone else's birthdays). The build up started in the summer.  With the deman...
Was This in the Plan? · 4M ago

Wear Jeans, Change Lives

Daisy was born with a completely sporadic gene mutation which caused her to have the rare disease, Costello Syndrome.  She was rare, especially as it was likely that she had some secondary, ...
Was This in the Plan? · 4M ago

An anniversary gift to Andy

The best piece of advice I have ever been given was by a colleague when I was working at Hewlett Packard.  I really wanted a global role and to spend more time working internationally.  "Dec...