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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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Five Years

It is now five years since my daughter, Clea, drowned in a tsunami on Lalomanu beach, Samoa. I so wish that she had not died on 29 September 2009. Every day I wish that she had not died. I am … Continue reading

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250 Weeks

250 weeks have passed since my eldest and only daughter drowned on a beach in Samoa, struck by a never-ending wave of tsunami. She was 6 3/4 years old. She would be 11 3/4 years now. I continue to count … Continue reading

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Returning to Samoa – yet again

It was time to undertake yet another trip to Samoa – my fourth. This time my older sister came with me on her first trip there. I am never sure how I will respond to a visit to Samoa. I … Continue reading

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Keeping the Dead Alive

Clea has been dead for 182 weeks (that is three and half years) and I am finding life very difficult. I spend a great deal of my time trying desperately to keep Clea alive. I do many, many small things … Continue reading

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Hope

Anniversaries are days which are more important to other people. It is when they remember what is our daily existence. That is fine, I do not expect people to live my life and I actually would not wish anyone to … Continue reading

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Clea’s Award

Clea’s own award This is the award that Clea prepared for herself. I think what she has written explains perfectly the type of child Clea was. She was proud of her writing in investigations and proud of how she looked … Continue reading

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