This morning I was listening to the radio. Rosie Ayliffe, the mother of murdered British backpacker, Mia Ayliffe-Chung, was speaking about her daughter. Specifically she was speaking about seeing her daughter in the morgue. She then went on to speak … Read the rest
I’ve was nominated by a German friend for something called the ‘7/7 challenge’. For seven days I needed to choose seven tracks to represent seven words or phrases or places, the nominate someone else. On day three I chose Disability.… Read the rest
This question of identity is not as strange or horrible as the recent case of Rachel Dolezal, it’s more gentle than that: do I still qualify for Fathers’ Day even though my only child died in 2005 at the age… Read the rest
Last year I wrote about a piece called, On Being Questioned Over the Death of a Child – Part 1 about the death of my daughter Zuzu. It included details about the police presence, the later police interviews, and it … Read the rest
I was living in Sydney, Australia the day that my daughter died of a combination of pneumonia, a badly administered anaesthetic following dentistry work and her disability. She died in the room next to mine. I discovered her in the … Read the rest
An oldie but a goodie as cyborg Granny comes around to ‘play’ with the kids. Some people do see this as the future of family life. These people work in marketing and monetisation.
This video describes a perfect situation for … Read the rest
Mum died on January 9th 2014. She was in Portsmouth. I was in York. We cremated my mother in Porchester on January 24th. I laid her ashes next to my father’s grave in Twyford, Hampshire on Februay 1st. At her … Read the rest