Category Archives: Cancer

She would have been 52 today

I’m conscious that this blog could deteriorate into one of those “round-robin” letters that you used to get at Christmas (and I was guilty of sending them many years ago, pre-email). It’s not meant to be about our family per … Continue reading

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Time passes. Listen. Time passes.

“Time passes. Listen. Time passes.” – Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas Juliet died two years ago today. Today I and the Long-Haired Pixies had lunch in Jamie Oliver’s restaurant in Oxford, very pleasant. This time last year, the LHPs … Continue reading

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Approaching anniversaries

It’s a year to the day that Juliet entered the hospice. Here’s an extract from an email I wrote that evening: “Juliet was admitted to the local hospice this afternoon, a relief for us all. She had a long talk … Continue reading

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Six months on

And so six months have passed. I started this blog about a month before Juliet died and I’m more and more inclined to bring it to a close, now it has fulfilled its purpose. I probably won’t ever close it … Continue reading

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And then there were two

To York and back today, to take Lucy to university – and to leave her there of course. She has been waiting for so long these last few weeks, all her friends have started their respective colleges and have been … Continue reading

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Carpe diem

Same early awakening as yesterday. Admin all day, except when I took Alice to and from Banbury to meet her friends. Completed J’s obituary notice for the local newspapers – and the ones local to the schools she taught at in … Continue reading

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The first of many

Awake at 4am, read for a couple of hours and had a cup of tea. In retrospect, reading the end of John Le Mesurier’s biography, about his death and memorial service probably wasn’t a great idea. Had stupidly been dreading … Continue reading

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