From a blog by "What's your grief?" the idea of what would you tell your younger self about grief (theirs has natty cartoons, I don't have an artistic bone in my body but I probably have them beat on black humour)
1) People will say to you it will make you a better person, it will. You are still justified in wanting to stab anyone who utters those words. Bonus points if the only thing they have lost is their cat.
2) Grief is brutally physical, no one tells you that. Your teeth are going to cost you a lot of money but he'd be so impressed at your dentist bravery. As an aside, having your mouth swabbed out with iodine is a really unpleasant experience.
3) It will be the most fantastic people watching exercise of your life. People will live up to your expectations, both good and bad. You will wish he could see who was incredible and who you were right about.
4) Your situation was unusual, only a couple of people will have any concept of how much you lost along with Mark.
5) It isn't flattering, the offers you will get being single in your forties will tick at least two of the following boxes, very overweight, old enough to be your grandfather, tragically thick, married.
6) You will be OK.
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Sunday, 15 October 2017
Monday, 9 October 2017
Sunday, 8 October 2017
Monday, 2 October 2017
Sunday, 1 October 2017
Saturday, 30 September 2017
Tuesday, 26 September 2017
A positive badger sighting in the woods this month along with some foxes, rabbit, squirrel and deer shots. Meanwhile the garden camera has become pheasant selfie central, there has been the odd shot that wasn't a pheasant, I've had a hare, a pair of partridges, a few nice shots of the fox cub and many many close ups of the whippet...
Friday, 22 September 2017
Today is the autumn equinox and we are starting to get the nippy misty mornings and a real hint of just how spectacular the foliage will be in a couple of weeks time. In the garden a Sedum (I think!) is providing a last flourish of food for the bees and butterflies.