Happy Birthday to you xx

I wish I was writing you a card instead of writing this post.

I wish you could be with us when we raise a toast.

But they don’t have mail where you are, we can’t reach you by plane or car.

We look up at the stars above and watch the waves come crashing in, as the boats go sailing by we will remember your smile always as wide as a mile.

Although you are so far away, we are thinking of you every day.

So cheers to you and may I say Dad we wish you a very happy heavenly birthday.❤x

Live in the moment

Tonight I cried, I wanted a bunch of sunflowers but the shop had sold out of them.


I saw them yesterday and assumed I would have time to get some today.


The tears weren’t just because of sunflowers~they were because of lots of things but the fact remains that we always think we have tomorrow, there’s always another day,we put off doing and saying things that matter.


Don’t take time for granted, live for the moment.❤x

No regrets?

I feel like every time I start to write something, everything has a common theme to it, I feel I’m having lots of ‘I wasn’t going to do that but I’m glad I’m did moments’.

This evening for example I wasn’t going to go out to the beach even though I knew it would be good to clear my head.

So I found myself having a last minute dash to get to the seafront before the sun set and I am honestly so glad that I did. The sky was amazing, the colours were beautiful, it was as peaceful and calm as ever.

When I looked back through my photographs, I noticed that the clouds look like love hearts in the sky, which I like to think is a gentle reminder that our loved ones are never far away.

Coming back to those moments of being glad I did thing’s, just really powers home the saying of ‘in life we only regret the chances we didn’t take’.

Grab life with both hands we only get one shot at it.❤x

Endless

Tonight after a lovely evening stroll with my boy, I came home uploaded some photographs and posted on my Dads facebook page.

I posted a picture of a boat that I know he would of loved to of seen, a picture that when I took it, for a split second I thought ‘I’ll send it to Dad’ then reality slapped me hard in the face, I can’t send him anything, I can’t call him,text him or hug him.

Being there by the sea makes me feel close to him but sometimes so very far away.

Grief is like an uninvited visitor that never goes away, sometimes it sits quietly in the corner and sometimes it makes its presence felt loudly.

Tonight its a loud presence~one of those days,one of those endless nights.

💔x

Time,precious time

This popped up this morning on my timeline and I just cannot believe this was our very last Father’s Day with our Dad. Nobody knew of course that would be the case.

I feel its another timely reminder to be the best version of yourself,make every day count and try to keep your head held high.
Go and make those memories, live your life and love well.
Time is so very,very precious.❤x

Locked Down But Not Out

A Covid 19 diary by Gillian Jones-Williams.

A beautifully written account of Covid 19, its challenges and heartbreaks all documented in this diary.

Gillian shares her experiences of living through the pandemic as well as fighting hard to save her own business whilst the world changed in dramatic ways that we could never of  envisaged.

She has filled each page with daily events,statistics and informative reading covering all aspects of the pandemic.

‘Locked down but not out’ pays tribute to our outstanding Nhs, remembering those who are sadly no longer with us and those who have fought so bravely for us all and continue to do so.

All proceeds from the book go to the HWF families programme which helps provide for bereaved families of NHS workers.

❤x

*This book was gifted to me,all opinions are my own.*