Tag Archives: Clea Salavert

10 Years

I’m not sure what to say … yesterday, I was trying to work out what I should write for a 10 year post. On 29 September 2009, my daughter, Clea, drowned on Lalomanu Beach, Samoa in a tsunami along with … Continue reading

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500 weeks

Today (30 April 2019), it is 500 weeks or 3,500 days since Clea died. I don’t really know what to say. I was listing in my head all the places we have visited in the past 500 weeks. It was … Continue reading

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Another Year

On Tuesday more milestones will be passed. Clea’s brothers will start Year 9 and Clea’s friends will begin Year 11 at new schools. And it will be 489 weeks since Clea died. We’ve already had our 10th Christmas without Clea … Continue reading

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Fight or flight

I’m like everyone else, I’m waiting for me to feel better about myself. Unfortunately, I’ve come to understand that I am not going to feel better and that these past eight years of being relentlessly sad have taken their toll … Continue reading

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Mothers’ Day (or almost 400 weeks)

Mothers’ Day doesn’t mean a lot to me. We never made a big deal of it before Clea died either.  When the children were younger they would make things for me such as bookmarks or photo frames from childcare or … Continue reading

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A challenge

Here’s a challenge for you all. We have some money left over from building and stocking the Clea Salavert Library at Lalomanu Primary School in Samoa. The holders of that money (the Australian Academy of Humanities – AAH) no longer … Continue reading

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Seven Years

Seven years ago I promised my daughter that when we returned from our holiday in Samoa that we would replace the curtains in her room and repaint her room. Seven years later, I have finally managed to replace her curtains, … Continue reading

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