I was planning  a catch up post some time around now – I had taken a lovely photo of the new Persephone books OH bought me for Christmas – added to that was going to be a summary of the ‘best bits’ of our festive period.

However  OH has finally collapsed into an exhausted sleep after receiving a phone call some hours ago telling him that his sister has died suddenly and unexpectedly.

Insomnia is my companion at the best of times so I am watching the clock tick by knowing that in a couple of hours Flo will be awake and we will have to tell her that her adored aunty has died.

Sis-in-law leaves two sons, young men in their 20s making their way in the world but tonight both feeling very young and overwhelmed.  There is no OH for sis-in-law, he left when the boys were toddlers and refused all contact with them from the day he left – his loss.   She was their all, it will be tough for them.  Their loss is the greatest of all those left stunned by the suddenness and unexpectedness of her death.

A post like this should probably end with something moving or at least slightly profound but buggery buggery bollocks is the best I can manage.





16 thoughts on “2017

  1. I am so sorry to read your news. As someone who experienced the sudden and unexpected death of a parent in my twenties I know how dreadful and painful a shock this is.


  2. oh my goodness, I am so sorry for your loss, and for your SIL’s sons. What an awful piece of news to receive. I can sympathise, I’ve been on the receiving end of one of ‘those calls’ and they literally turn your world upside down.

    I’m just so sorry the new year has started in such a tragic way.


  3. What sad news to receive especially as it was totally unexpected. I hope the two boys are able to draw strength from each other and their family during this time. Sincere condolences to you all. xx


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