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- In the media
It’s no secret: I suffer from panic attacks. But recently, they’ve been pretty well controlled to be honest. In fact,... Read more
‘Mrs Death Misses Death’ by Salena Godden – A Review
I just finished reading Salena Godden’s ‘Mrs Death Misses Death’, and I feel utterly emotional and compelled to write down... Read more
Why you should talk to yourself like you would talk to your children or best friend…
I have a nemesis. Running. As long as I can remember, I haven’t been able to do it. Even at... Read more
Poetry Slam: “Oh, Hello Demons…”
Oh hello demons, You’ve come out to play, Shouting abuse in my head, Trying to make me crumble and... Read more
Poetry Slam – “Perfection doesn’t exist…”
Perfection doesn’t exist No matter how much you persist, There will always be that thing That’s not quite right... Read more
‘Is it still ok to have cuddles?’ won in three categories at the Story Monsters Approved Awards!
Exciting news! “Is it still ok to have cuddles?” earned the seal of approval in the Picture Books, Family Matters... Read more
“Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute?” and other questions children might ask in the days following the (sudden) death of a loved one – and how to answer them.
In April 2009, my 34-year old husband Martin suffered a fatal heart attack. No family history, no previous symptoms. He... Read more
(Child) Grief doesn’t go away…
It is so important to remember that grief doesn’t go away. Adult grief doesn’t; child grief doesn’t. And children don’t... Read more
“Is it still okay to have cuddles?”
Sorry I’ve been so quiet – Charlie Meyer Illustration and I have been working away in the background on my... Read more
Hang in there…
Today I was meant to speak at the WAY Widowed and Young AGM. I am gutted that this had to... Read more