New flower


Friday 21st October

A new flower blossomed this morning

Deep, golden red petals facing the sun

It’s delicate beauty brings a smile 

As I think of you, my darling one.


For whom does the flower unfold?

Displaying all it’s intricate colouring 

Yet briefly, only for a finite time 

To me, it’s elegance is everything.


Growing into something so beautiful

Unfurling slowly for it’s own joy

Bringing colour into the autumn day

Standing proud, just for you, my boy.


Love you my sweetheart.

Treasured Angel son.


Overcast this afternoon

Random act of kindness


Thursday 20th October

Today I have been rendered absolutely speechless, lost for words, taken aback, by the unbelievable kindness of a friend of mine.

Having met a couple days ago in our local coffee shop, where she admired an agate necklace I was wearing, we chatted about her hobby of beading; she said she loved to make her own jewellery, including more intricate designs of beadwork

Today we met again, and as I approached the table in the coffee shop, I saw that she had laid out numerous beautiful necklaces. Made of semi-precious stones, they looked exquisite: agate, opal, turquoise, quartz, amethyst, tourmaline…….a veritable treasure trove.

I was under the impression that I was going to admire them, pick one out for myself, and pay half her ticket price. (The tickets detailed the stones used and the cost a shop or gallery would be expected to pay, followed by their mark-up).

So then the surprise came. She said: “They’re all yours. Take them. Sell them to friends. These are for Frank’s Fund.”

There must be over twenty beautiful, chunky, sparkly, tactile, wonderful necklaces, and words just can’t express my gratitude for what she has done for us.

Such an awesome, random act of phenomenal kindness.

Raising money in your memory ~ Frank’s Fund. Extraordinarily touching.

Love you my sweetheart.

Precious Angel son.




Wednesday 19th October


Hope all things are happy in heaven

Where there are no worries or pain

Hope you’re smiling with the angels

Playing in the sunshine, not the rain.


I think of you and the joyful times

As those are my lasting memories

I try to focus on all that is good

In this life, there are no guarantees.


Today grief is my closest friend

A testimony of my love for you

It stands beside me quite silently

Gently holding my hand in all I do.


Missing you my Angel son

Love you with all my heart

Now you’ll be forever young

And we’ll never be apart.





Tuesday 18th October

Missing your sweet little face

You’ve left a big empty space

Smiles and laughter, no trace

Your cheekiness we can’t replace

But I know I’ll see you someplace

Can’t wait for a gentle embrace.


Fly high Starman

Amongst the stars you chase

Forever in our hearts

Gone to rest in a higher place.


August 2012

Peaceful beside the waterfall

A quiet moment

Low tide in the harbour

Bright and breezy

Harbour front 


Monday 17th October

Walking along the harbour front

Thinking of you as I always do

The tide coming in over the sand

And a beautiful sky of azure blue.


Thoughts of you come to mind

How you would walk up and down

Along the pavement, across the wharf

Browsing the book shops in the town.


A simple and innocent way of life

No worries at all, completely carefree

Enjoying the fresh air, being outdoors

Shoes in the sand, watching the sea.


So, walking along thinking of you

Many memories come tumbling fast

Turning around, I think you’re there

Just like always, in those times past.


Missing our walks together

My darling Angel son

Loving you forever

Sweetheart, precious one.


Sunset over Man’s Head this evening

Never be the same


Sunday 16th October

That same person, I’ll never, ever be

On the outside, I might look like me

Coping, really quite strong, I agree

But beneath the mask, a harsh reality

You’re gone, and I’ve been left lonely

A massive void, future on hold, you see

Nothing but a broken pile of debris

Everything changed, your spirit set free

In the blink of an eye, just a memory…..

Things will never be the same

It will never be the same

Life will never be the same

I will never be the same.

That same person, I’ll never, ever be….


Love you forever.

Darling Angel son.


Blustery afternoon at Godrevy

Low tide with kite boarders in the distance

Early evening, high tide at Porthmeor

Cloud reflections

A faint rainbow over the island

Shining star


Saturday 15th October

You’re my sweetheart, shining star

Flying high, flying free, flying far.


Sparkling brightly in the night sky

Beyond the clouds, up there so high.


Full moon glowing across the deep sea

Silver pathway bringing you back to me.


Even when you’re hidden from sight

In my dreams, you appear at night.


Seen, or unseen, I know you’re there

Your loving presence is everywhere.


And so my precious, shining star

I know in my heart is where you are.


Fly high Starman Angel son.


Surf rolling in

Looking out to Man’s Head

Sunny Saturday at the beach

Flying high over the harbour



Dad’s birthday


Friday 14th October

Today is Dad’s birthday, and I’m sure you would have wished him a Happy Birthday in your own cheeky and mischievous way.

We missed you being here today; celebrating birthdays is really not the same anymore. It’s all a bit low key now. Rather muted and quite sombre. Almost as if you’re not allowed to smile and have fun. I know it shouldn’t be that way, and you certainly wouldn’t want it like that, but it just seems disrespectful, or unnerving somehow, to ‘celebrate’, knowing you’re not here to join in.

Thinking of you always.

Missing you like crazy.

Love you forever.

Beloved Angel son.


Dad, your brother and you. Australia 1990

You, your brother and Dad, climbing trees in our garden. Australia 1991

You and Dad, on your 7th birthday. Merimbula, NSW.

I will


Thursday 13th October

Your beautiful soul 

Never forgotten.

Your spirit free at last

Flying high.


Promise to be

My sweetheart Angel.

I promise I’ll be there

Forever and always.


I will grieve

I will always remember

I will keep you in my heart

I will never stop loving you.


Harbour high tide

Missing you daily


Wednesday 12th October

I’ve been missing you daily….

Five hundred and eighty times.

But I have loved you

Since the day you were born.


I’ve been missing you for months….

Nineteen of them to be exact.

But I loved you 

Even before you were born.


I’ll go on missing you forever….

That will not change

My love for you is eternal

It was, it is, and will be.


Sweetheart Angel son.


Looking out to sea from the top of the town