Families fractured by grief: differences and difficulties

(This is a post about family conflicts following bereavement, a topic that frequently comes up with people I meet.) Our individuality is expressed in our relationships We are all so many people, aren’t we? Simultaneously perhaps a brother/sister, son/daughter, spouse, cousin, nephew/niece, aunt/uncle, grandparent/grandchild, friend/colleague, etc., etc. We have our professional side and we have…

Summer 2019: 62 km photo-story & other news

I’ve now returned home from my extended visit to Australia, meeting (most of) my partner’s large family for the first time. This was the third year of my kilometres = years birthday walking challenge on behalf of the Samaritans. I walked 32 km while still in Australia, and another 30 km back home here in…