#5for5Challenge: Update and thank you

#5for5Challenge: Thank you Fittingly for #SandsAwarenessMonth I have  reached my goal of over 5000 views for the blog and have raised £45 towards my £50 target. Even better at least 700 of those were for the #endstillbirths series of blogs (although there are still a disturbingly high number of views for bloody Paw Patrol…). Even…

#SandsAwarenessMonth: What Sands means to me

As you will have seen from the blog header and Twitter profile, June marks #SandsAwarenessMonth. This is an opportunity to raise awareness of charities like Sands that offer help and support for bereaved  parents and their families, friends, colleagues and the health care professionals affected. Charities like Sands, Tamba and Tommy’s are helping families bereaved…

This door is locked

This post is inspired by two WordPress daily prompts; Locked and Abandoned Locked As a die hard Silent Hill fan the word locked instantly brings to mind the familiar refrain of the game: The lock is jammed.  This door cannot be opened. The phrase serves two purposes.  One, it means not having to create time…

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…

What the papers say

I am annoyed.  That’s a mild expression of the burning fury that accompanies reading something that is not only inaccurate but so wrong it verges on the dishonest. I am unable to go into full details so I will take a more general approach. With the speed of information approaching near terminal velocity the news…

Brilliance in Blogging: Thank you for your consideration

This is the obligatory blog awards post inspired by the many other blog award posts on the topic.   Special mention goes to DIY Daddy for his post on whether awards are just a popularity contest.  His post and the comments in response to it helped make my mind up as to what I wanted to…

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…