Tag Archives: Christmas

Year 10

It’s almost the end of yet another year. Time keeps ticking away. In September, we marked nine years of life without Clea. Soon it will be Christmas and in less than one month, Clea would be 16 years old. Clea … Continue reading

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Another Christmas

Yesterday, a friend posted on FaceBook that she was not buying her children presents this year and there was a photo of a letter from her daughter which included the words ‘Worst Christmas Ever’. None of their three children believe … Continue reading

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I Don’t Do Christmas

I always feel obliged to preface that statement with ‘I’m sorry but’ so the title should actually read ‘I’m sorry but I don’t do Christmas’. I don’t do Bayram or Hanukkah or any other religious celebration either. People look at … Continue reading

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‘Facing Reality’ Days

I have been trying to think of something profound and interesting to write on my blog because of Christmas and the new year but nothing profound has come to me. This time of the year is hard for all those … Continue reading

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Cold Comfort

A had a call during the week – a friend asking advice on how she could support her sister who had lost her small son in a tragic accident. I have also recently been involved in helping another friend prepare … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Chickie

This is our fourth Christmas without Clea. We are in Hoi An, Vietnam, trying to avoid any Christmas celebrations. Clea’s brothers no longer believe in Santa Claus so I do not have to pretend to deliver any presents. We have … Continue reading

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Travelling without Clea

We still travel. Clea died while we were travelling. We went on a holiday and she didn’t come back with us. We still travel but it is not the same. Travelling has lost its spark for me. We travel for … Continue reading

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