The past few days have been rather… emotionally and physically chaotic? My health has been a bit meh and it warranted a trip down to good ol’ A&E. I’m alright, nothing serious. Waiting on a chat with a doc to get to the bottom of things, but I’m optimistic it’s nothing major. Anyway, my health… Continue reading Papa and I: This day last year [November]
This grief thing…
I know this grief thing is a bunch of peaks and troughs, but damn is it hard. The last month or so, in particular, was difficult; in fact… one of the most difficult since you left, 1 year and 4 months ago. Maybe it’s the lack of sleep because Aaira is teething? Or.. maybe it’s… Continue reading This grief thing…
Baby sleep: The struggle
It’s been one hell of a journey; one that my 17-month-old and I have been struggling with since day one! Some upfront facts: I have been exclusively nursing Aaira since she was bornAaira has been 'feeding to sleep' since she was bornAfter 12 months, I felt like I could no longer continue nursing to sleepAt… Continue reading Baby sleep: The struggle
Picking apart my life’s building blockls
Without meaning to, I have been digging life’s building blocks; relationships I held/hold, purpose, passions, behaviour, personality, and my way of thinking – questioning everything. Grief is draining, that’s a fact. But, there was more to the emptiness.
Papa and I: This day last year
Clearing my throat and shaking the tears out of my voice, I calmly asked the consultant a few more questions. Irrelevant questions. I knew the answers already, but I wanted Papa to hear my steady voice. I wanted him to feel some comfort. If that was at all possible.
Papa and I: It all changed when (Part I)
And no matter what anyone tried to say to me, whatever hope they tried to give me, I knew. I just knew deep in my heart that every moment from that point on was precious.
Papa and I: A father daughter thing
4th May 2021 The truth is, Papa you weren’t just my Dad. You were my best friend, my protector and guide. Yes, you provided and disciplined like a father is ‘meant to’, but the love you gave me - that unconditional love – it was unique. Simply one of a kind. Growing up, you made… Continue reading Papa and I: A father daughter thing
‘I remember, as a child I always liked to lay on your chest. Why? To listen to your heart beat. My Papa’s heartbeat. Strong. Unmoving. & Powerful. Just like you. I would laugh and tell you how I could hear it, loud and clear. You would smile, put your hand lovingly on my head and… Continue reading Dear Papa
Saving for your first home in your 20s…
IT could be your first home, car, holiday, laptop upgrade or something else entirely. Regardless of whatever has come to your mind, you may need to save some ££s to get it.
‘No aunty ji, no one wants to know what you think of Person X’s recent weight gain’
For a while now, something has been on my mind and I have wanted to address it, but never really sussed out how. I have tweeted it about it a few times, so maybe that’s the best way to start: Body image. What is it? According to Mental Health: “Body image’ is a term that can… Continue reading ‘No aunty ji, no one wants to know what you think of Person X’s recent weight gain’