Best blogs of the week – 15 April 2016

Another blog-light week this week as real life intervened and I spent more time reading and thinking than writing.  Annoying week at work derailed things more than I would have liked but I’ve read some great stuff that either took the edge off, distracted me or entertained me on the interminable purgatory of commuting. Some…

This week’s best blogs – 1 April 2016

As part of the #5for5 Challenge I committed to taking part in at least 5 link ups a week and reading / commenting on at least 5 posts a day.  Through doing this I have found brilliant writers and lots of support, encouragement and kindred spirits. By way of a progress update to make sure…

#endstillbirths: Reasons to be (more) cheerful

This is the oddest position I’ve been in for a while. I’m used to having to rewrite from scratch as events over take what I’m writing about but never in this way before.  This is in a good way and I’m not used to that. I had written a beautifully detailed tour of the National…

Raising a glass to The Glass House Girls

Long before I became a shoebox and started blogging on grief, stillbirth and parenting after loss I mainly lurked in the shadows of Twitter absorbing all it had to offer. I can’t remember why but I started to search for non-work related tweets to see what, if anything, I could find on stillbirth. By chance…

Ashes and ghosts

I wonder what our children will make of their brothers.  They are too young to really understand but that will change when they are old enough to ask about the wooden box and the baby photos. There was a heartbreaking moment yesterday when my daughter was playing in the cupboard where we keep the ultrasound…