Celebration of life

I have been dreading today as it was the day that I would say farewell to my dear friend Sian. Her mum had said that they wanted to celebrate her life and that was achieved in no small measure. The tributes began with her brother Aled recanting stories from her younger years and beyond. The…

Parental guidance

For mum’s 80th birthday we bought her an iPad and to her credit she has coped wonderfully with the technology. We rarely speak on the phone these days, preferring FaceTime and that provides the opportunity to see each other too. Oh and occasionally I enjoy the waist high view of my Dad!  Mum sent me…

My friend Sian

Today brought the saddest news that my dear friend Sian had lost  her monumental battle against cancer. What can I  say, she believed she could beat this and did all she could to try. I have been in awe of her courage and the support and love that her family and friends have given. An…