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Was This in the Plan? · 1d 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...
Was This in the Plan? · 3W ago

Long hot summer just passed me by

The long summer holiday.  Obviously I use the word "summer' in the loosest sense of the word as I have resorted to firing up the woodburner and digging out my winter boots on more than one o...
Was This in the Plan? · 1M ago

The decision no parent should ever have to face

Nearly 6 months ago I had to make a decision that no parent should ever have to face.  I had to agree to the hospital turning off my daughter's life support and to let her go.I always knew t...
Was This in the Plan? · 1M ago

These foolish things remind me of you

It catches you unawares, when you least expect it.  Those little things.  I'll be  in a shop and see a something that I know Daisy would like, would have liked, and remember that I'm never g...
Was This in the Plan? · 3M ago

Happy Father's Day (especially to those of us pulling the double shift)

Every year on Father's day I send a message to other mums I know who are single parents, acknowledging that they are pulling the double shift . Last year I also became one of those mums. Las...
Was This in the Plan? · 3M ago

Diagnosing autism - services need to be increased, not reduced.

If you are a regular reader of my blog you probably know that my two boys both have a diagnosis of high functioning autism, sometimes called Asperger Syndrome.  My boys are very different, b...
Was This in the Plan? · 4M ago

The lottery of life

Xanthe took this picture in early January, Daisy was in for an MRI under general anaesthetic as her neurology team tried to work out why her physical abilities had deteriorated so dramatical...
Was This in the Plan? · 4M ago

Back in the narrative

Andy and I believed strongly that experiences of life were as important a part of our children's upbringing as their formal education.  Despite the limitations of respite and the need to man...
Was This in the Plan? · 5M ago

I have written a book

"You should write a book"I've lost count of the number of people who have said that to me over the years.So I did.https://www.stephnimmo.com/buy-the-bookI promised Andy I would.  I promised ...
Was This in the Plan? · 6M ago

An empty wheelchair

One of the first things I did the day after Andy died was to bag up all his meds, injections and creams and take them back to the hospital.  They were a visible sign of his cancer, they were...