Memories Fade, They Don’t Die

    I decided not to say anything on social media yesterday, but it was the ten year anniversary of Mum’s death on Sunday. In fact, I don’t think I said much at all. Except to Dexter of course, I always make an exception for him.   Dexter had just turned one when we lost Mum, […]

Mother’s Day without a Mum

  Mother’s Day is always a bittersweet occasion for me, a motherless child. This year, I feel blessed to have both of my children with me on Mother’s Day and it means everything to me.   I read a very personal article today by a woman called Tanya and it was about what losing a […]

The Echo of Mum

  I was searching for a specific old photo of me yesterday because I’m involved in a really fun project with Boohoo.com (more of that in another post.)  It was so lovely reminiscing.  The fashion, THE HAIR … the photos of my Mum who I miss dearly.   This photo jumped out at me for several […]

Lynda Bellingham & My Mum

  So you know how WitWitWoo is predominantly a cheery, fun, kinda frivolous place to be?  Well it’s specifically designed that way because there is enough misery in the world in my humble opinion, and I want my blog to be a place where you can come and have fun. Smile. Nod along a bit. […]

Father’s Day … Loving Twice As Hard

      Yesterday was Father’s Day and I, for one, am glad it’s over. I normally feel the same on other ‘special’ days … like Mother’s Day and my late Mum’s birthday. These days are designed to celebrate but for those of us who have experienced loss, in whatever form, they are only designed […]

Little Legacy #1 The Knitter

Little legacy is a remembrance project , a positive and creative space, to celebrate small things handed down by predecessors. I’ve been really inspired lately by Penny’s posts (Alexander Residence,) in her Little Legacy series.  It’s about sharing little nuggets of wisdom that have been passed down to us by lost loved ones.  Memories that we have forgotten for a […]

Silent Sunday … Explained

Inspiration for blog posts comes in all forms.  Seeing a photo; overhearing a conversation; watching the news. Endless possibilities.  Yesterday, I posted a very personal photo on WitWitWoo and was so touched by everyone’s comments on my Silent Sunday photo, I felt the need to write a blog post about it today. I know we’re […]

Five Years On …

  I have really strange dreams.  Dreams where I’m She-Ra, dreams where I’ve won the lottery, where I’m a bodybuilder, where I live in the Hebrides … and also a lot of dreams where my Mum is still alive.  They’re not morbid.  They’re comforting.  According to psychologists’ books, I should have moved past this phase […]