• Flashbacks,  Words

    Dear Dad

      I thought I would write this letter to you, as it’s been 10 years since you left us, and I miss talking to you. I’ve wanted to talk to you nearly every day, as it happens, yet I’ve always felt so unsure about what to say, because I’ve never felt like you went away. I still have your number on my phone; I have your guitar upstairs and I have your picture in my room. It’s the hardest thing in the world to lose your best friend, because that’s what you were to me. Life’s been difficult since you’ve been gone. My children have grown, and the eldest is…

  • Flashbacks,  Mental Quirks

    My Experience of Ante-Natal Depression

    A few days ago, I happened to walk by a house that a good friend of mine used to own. Generally, if we see a building like our old school or address it can bring back positive memories and it helps us to remember things that happened in the past that make us smile, usually. The house in question was the first home my friend had bought with her partner; and even though I suddenly had happy memories of being inside with our first babies,  (they are 4 months apart, teenagers now) the only memory that came into my mind was the day I parked outside her house, walked up…