Friends and Family:

by | Feb 24, 2024 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

Some people are totally ignorant of the consequences of their actions.

Well, here I am in Blighty for several days, a bittersweet time for me. Sweet because I get the chance to see my favourite people and, on the bitter side, because the ghosts are still here. Yes, they lurk in every corner of what used to be my home town, dragging me down to my former level of melancholy.

Some people are totally ignorant of the consequences of their actions. I’ll stop before I ruin what is a very special time. I never take what I have for granted, whether it’s my health, my friends, my family, or the gift I’ve been given to do what I’m doing now.

When I say gift, I don’t mean that I’m a great writer, like a Dickens or a Zola. What I mean is that I can record events and make up stories for myself. I do it because I love it. The lovely comments on Facebook are the icing on the cake. As you know, I started writing to help me cope with grief but it’s become much more than that now. No, I don’t have thousands of followers on Social Media,and I haven’t published anything, but that’s because it doesn’t bother me.

I can’t believe it’s been five years since my family and I travelled between home and Redesdale Court hospice, sharing the last days of Miriam’s life with each other.

Now that’s what I call loss. Nothing else comes close, no matter how shit I feel as the 309 bus drives past Northumbria University. It’s a sad thing indeed but once I see the rest of my loved ones, I can’t wait to go “home”. Apart from them, all special, every one, there’s nothing here for me now.

Enjoy part five, it’s coming together nicely…


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