Category Archives: Family

Drawing to a close

December is drawing to a close and along with it 2016 which on a socio political front might have been a bit fubar but on the home front things are basically good. Yesterday was the fifth anniversary of Lynn’s death … Continue reading

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Solitary

Just one post in November belies the fact that there were actually things going on. The picture book that was finished in the spring has been submitted to four publishers directly now. That’s after sending it to six agents and … Continue reading

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The gig economy

The new job has been going well. By new job I mean the part time job that I took to fill the waking hours when I am not at my full time job. It’s back to picture framing. I always … Continue reading

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The view from here

You cannot see the mountain from the top. Not an earth shattering observation, but one which is easy to lose track of. I haven’t seen the mountain in a long time. It sometimes takes someone who isn’t standing right with … Continue reading

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Are we there yet?

We are moving forward it’s just that sometimes you wish that things could move faster than they do. Our daughter is definitely on the road to recovery and it looks like she will be back home full time in April. … Continue reading

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Resolution check.

Just a few more watercolours (number 7, 8 and 9 since I decided to try this) – keeping up with the resolutions. Made more art, lost 1.2 lbs so far and working hard on the frugal thing but having a … Continue reading

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Visiting hours

I’m visiting our daughter at the hospital tonight. Visiting can be weird. Often she is doing a craft or talking with friends on the ward and it feels to me like she would rather not have me there than to … Continue reading

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Let nothing you dismay

Our daughter is home from hospital from Xmas Eve to the 27th which made Xmas celebrations complete as far as immediate family was concerned. My sister Sandra was working not far from our house so after Xmas dinner we went … Continue reading

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More colour to life

Our daughter went back to the hospital yesterday for a few days. She will be out over Xmas though so the family will be together. I can’t stand Xmas in hospitals. The staff does their best, as do the volunteers, … Continue reading

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The force is with us

Life has a way of becoming a bit of a dog’s breakfast which is my fault. Our daughter is coming home from hospital today after seven weeks and two days. Woohoo. This naturally enough coincides with the release of the … Continue reading

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