And so it begins……


Starting a blog is scary. Really scary. I’ve been procrastinating for too long now though. It’s time to ditch ‘the fear’ and get going. So here I am. Hi.

People always say that if you are going to blog, make sure it is something that you are passionate about. Tick. There is nothing I could be more passionate about than my wonderful mother and telling the world about her. When she died I really wasn’t sure how I’d be in a year but I am still standing. Admittedly, I am reduced to a crawl when I’ve been on the vino blanc, but you get my drift. I’m mainly standing.

Rather than just rambling on and on I am setting myself creative challenges to spread the word about mum. I will write about these on here whilst telling you a few stories of past and present along the way. This is not going to be a morbid read for you, I promise you that. More smiles, less tears. It’s about battling through the pain of losing someone and doing something special. Something beautiful. My mum would have loved this which is exactly why I am doing it.

I’ve got big ideas, small ideas and even ideas involving the readers of this blog. (If i get any. Awkward.) I want this to be a good read for anyone that stumbles across it (or is forced to read it by myself stood over their computer – watch out). So many people seem to be afraid of talking about the loss of a loved one. I don’t think it should be such a taboo subject and I want to try something new. If this inspires anyone then that’s a bonus.

I am going to be posting regularly, assuming I don’t forget my password. “What a stupid thing to do?” I hear you say. Well you are listening to a girl who lost 2 bank cards within a month. Anything is possible. Sometimes I even surprise myself.

Come back again to find out what happened when I left a message on 60 postcards around Paris.

There is a reason I posted this today. Happy Mother’s Day to my inspiration.

Ciao for now.


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19 thoughts on “And so it begins……

  1. Totally agree with, Tom. Viv would think this is such a wonderful and inspirational thing to do and be very proud. x

  2. HavIng recently lost my mom, and having blogged about her, but not loss, I am really looking forward to your blog. At the moment it is a journey of firsts. Mothering Sunday spent in bed.

  3. This is a brilliant idea , Rachel. Your Mum would be so proud of you. I am loving reading it and the memories of Viv. You are extremely talented writer. Sending my love to all your family.

  4. I really like your idea and way of sharing your story about your mum. Also your blog posts are relly well written & funny, I’ve just read them start to finish now after your link was posted on Emerald Street today!! I’m glad it’s a success,

    Amy x

  5. Hi Rachael,

    I have just discovered your blog via Emerald Street, and have sat through my lunch hour transfixed. I have shared this on Facebook so my friends can discover it too. This is a beautiful way to remember your Mum, and it is nice to read such a lovely story instead of my usual lunchtime newsreading, which is so often depressing!

    Jacinda. x

  6. I too have just discovered your blog via Emerald Street and I think it’s such a lovely idea. I love France and I am really close to my own Mum who lived in Paris for a while. Xx

  7. From all the school kids that new her we all miss her much and she will always have a place at our school

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  9. hi Rachel
    i’m reduced to tears reading this and the battery on my computer is about to run out, I bumped into your dad earlier today who told me about this project!!!! it is wonderful, and reminds of of many things of my dad who i “lost” well i didn’t really loose him, in fact i think i found him as i have since remembered lots of little foibles we have shared in the family over the intervening 5 & 1/2 years!!!!!
    this is truly inspirational & i intend to share with family, friends & patients alike. i look forward to following it. I am a virgin blogger

    Andy Lev

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  11. Hi x I too have lost my mam and there is not a day goes by when I don’t think of her! I still have vivid dreams of her and wish she was still here with me , however she is doing an important job for me……. I lost my son Ralph aged 18 months and she is looking after home until we meet again. I understand completely how you feel and I have waited to get your book to read. It is fantastic and I am really enjoying it, not wanting to put it down and yet not wanting it to end either …………. I will keep in touch Mel x

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