The Grief Diaries

Join this 28 year old as she navigates her way through her first experience of grief and explores the bitterly fascinating psychological issues it unearths…

Away with the Gremlins

A stint of absence from this blog can usually signify one of the following: a) I am away with the fairies – lost in an organisational dream world, where plans … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

A Grave Question…

I don’t know where my mother is. I don’t mean her spirit or essence – the true her – I mean literally. I mean her body. My mother did something … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

My Only Living Parent

This weekend just gone, I went to Poland to visit my father. It was the first time I had seen him (bar the occasional Skype) since my mother’s Dublin memorial … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · 3 Comments

Holistic Healing

“So how many massages did you have?” Was one of the 1st questions my sister asked when I returned from honeymoon. As anyone whose been to Thailand will know, massages … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · 1 Comment


Today is a different anniversary for my family. My last post (‘Paper’) feels self indulgent compared to the emotional weight May 7th holds for the Irish side of my family. … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · 2 Comments


Yesterday, Sunday, my husband and I lazed about watching recordings of programmes we had missed during our honeymoon, whilst nursing a combination of mild-hang-over/jet-lag. We later dragged ourselves from our … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Songkran Festival

The Songkran Festival is the name of Thailand’s New Year celebrations. Songkran – which falls on April 13th each year – lasts 3 days and is focused around water. We … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Grief Post: Back in Action

A quick note of thanks before I begin posting again: to anyone who has popped in and checked out this blog in my absence over the last month. I was … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · 8 Comments

Honeymoon Hang-ups

I am biting my tongue. I am trying not say what everyone will hate me for. I am not doing very well. I keep slipping into negatives. In 2 days … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · 7 Comments

The All (Too) Naked Truth…

“My first memory of your mum, is coming downstairs at you cousins’ house one morning – aged 9 or 10 and finding her outside, on the patio, doing a topless … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · 3 Comments

One last nugget…

Apologies if I appear a bit consumed with Mother’s Day this week, but I just wanted to share this final nugget before I finally put Sunday to rest. The below … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Healing Power of Water

Today I was slammed by a ‘Grief Trap’. A combination of belated Mother’s Day fall out, exhaustion from another sleepless night and imperfectly timed PMS! Having managed to make it … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · 7 Comments

Just Another Sunday…?

Below is a selection of e-mail titles that have been cramming up my inbox since around mid-February this year. This, should give you a pretty good (blatant) idea about the … Continue reading

March 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

Euphemisms for Death

Euphemism: ‘A word or expression that people use when they want to talk about something unpleasant or embarrassing without mentioning the thing itself’. Referring to my own use of repetitive … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

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