Thoughts on losing my Father

My father

Life and loss You may, (or may not), have noticed that I’ve been missing in action in the blogosphere recently. I haven’t blogged, I haven’t read many blogs, I haven’t commented or interacted, I haven’t shared or participated in any group threads and you know what, I make no apologies for my absence. Sometimes life, …

Reblog: Not a good week!  – Deb’s World

Wonder Woman

I can't let today, 10 May 2017, go by without mentioning that one year ago today we were told our jobs as educators in the State's Correctional Centres were to be axed by the end of 2016. It started a dreadful time of worry, concern, upset, ill health and general malaise.  We were all summonsed to …

Wordless Wednesday – goodbye and good luck!

Farewell cake

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday  Farewell cake for the teaching staff at our centre,  as we've all been made redundant - not much more to be said!  It was a very yummy cake 🙂 Debbie PS.  I'll change the subject soon I promise - just a few more days to go until I finish work so please bear with …

Sense of self 

Four Corners A Sense Of Self When acclaimed TV journalist Liz Jackson is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, crippling her with pain & panic attacks, she turns the lens on herself to make the most challenging story of her life. This episode was shown on Four Corners on ABC TV recently but, due to being away, …

A sad day

Today is Stephanie Scott’s 28th birthday and her mother asked us all to join the family by stopping for a cup of tea and a mint slice (her favourite biscuit) at 3pm today. My workplace stopped to honour and remember Stephanie, it was a sombre tea break to say the least.

I’m pleased to say that most shops sold out of mint slices today as people heeded a mother’s simple request. At the end of the day I was able to come home knowing my three daughters are all safe and happy living their lives to the fullest. I have a 28 year old planning her wedding and another daughter was married late last year so this hit me very hard. I can only wish her family and her fiancee peace and the strength to continue on.

Her body was found on the day of her wedding and her killer was convicted to a life sentence just days before her 28th birthday. How sad!

As I said in my original post ‘Rest in Peace Stephanie’.

Deb's World

Today should have been the happiest day of their lives but it was the saddest day of all.

You may have heard of this but just in case you haven’t…..

A young teacher went into her school last weekend to complete work for while she was to be away on her honeymoon. She was due to be married within days. She was never seen again by her fiancée, her family or her friends. A massive search was undertaken.

What is thought to be her remains were found today, the day she was to be married to her childhood sweetheart. It is alleged that she was murdered by a cleaner at the school.

As the mother of a bride to be, I can’t begin to imagine how her fiancée and her family are coping with this awful tragedy. With everything ready for the wedding and guests arriving, the sadness would be…

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Shock and grief – two years on

Cliff, Carol and Grant

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die  I wrote this piece two years ago but it is still so relevant that I can't think of any reason to change a thing.  We all miss Cliff and there are still times I forget that he's not here anymore.   One thing I …