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A box of emotion

Next week Iain’s family and friends and I are taking his ashes to the Lake District. We’re going to climb Great Gable in the Wasdale Valley… 1,301 more words


Heigh ho, heigh ho, it's off to work I go

On Monday it was 5 months to the day since Oliver called an ambulance to take us to the doctors, who’d look at the scans and witness all the changes and would send us home with the word ‘dying’ swirling in the air around us. 1,974 more words


'Twas the Summer of '99

In the summer of ’69 Bryan Adams got his first real six-string. And in the summer of ’99 Twigg and I got A levels and university places and hangovers and minimum wage summer jobs. 1,062 more words


She's a Full 8 Months

As I woke up this morning, I rolled over in bed to my alarm clock going off. The time was 10:38 A.M. Kayla was already up and working on her new business. 576 more words


14th February shenanigans

I was happy to leave the UK when Valentine’s Day things starting appearing in the shops. You think you can avoid them by not going to the card shops, but even my local Sainsburys conspired against me and put Lindt lollipop hearts at the tills. 582 more words

Significant Days

Picking up a valuable box

Nestled in my inbox between a Eurostar customer satisfaction survey and a message from a friend I had an email the other day titled ‘Iain’s cremated remains’. 779 more words


A new year’s day, a new emotion

I naively didn’t see that coming. I thought New Year’s Eve would be tricky, but we treated it like normal night and I was fast asleep by 11. 1,328 more words