Posts Tagged ‘family’

Happy birthday, Mary

I am attempting to write this blog on Thursday 8 December. It’s a tough day to try and think of something to write about because I keep thinking of my sister, Mary; my deceased sister, Mary. Mary would have turned 49 today. Instead she died from breast cancer one month after her 44th birthday. By…

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I want my life to count

My father’s death in July this year was not unexpected. His health had been deteriorating for some time and in his final few weeks he was able to do very little for himself. His passing was a release for both him and rest of my family. It’s very hard to watch a person you love…

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Happy 80th Birthday, Dad

Just over a week ago, my family and I flew to Hobart to celebrate the 80th birthday of my father, Tony.      It was a small family occasion on Saturday night as we shared stories, food and drink.     It’s hard to comprehend how different the world was on 25 February 1934, when…

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My worst year ever: 2012 in review

This year has not been an easy one for me. As many of you know, my sister Mary passed away in January this year. Her death from breast cancer was both shocking and devastating. She was not only my sister, she was a daughter, mother, wife and friend to many. I write this on the…

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What’s really important

Mary and family in their garden,   Ashwell, Herts, UK, April 2011 The final InSight of the year has given me an excuse (not that I really need one) to veer off my normal subject matter path and write something more personal.   In 2007 I wrote of my forthcoming (second) marriage (Risk, learn and…

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