Marie’s Blog

THE ONLY WEALTH WE HAVE IS OUR RELATIONSHIPS

Oscar’s funeral was exactly 4 years ago on Sunday 13th May – it is also the day we attempt to take…


LOSING MY BREATH AND NEVER QUITE CATCHING IT AGAIN

My grandmother died this Christmas. She had a peaceful death and had just been, as she had always…


IF LOVE COULD HAVE SAVED YOU, YOU WOULD HAVE LIVED FOREVER

What I want today on Oscar's 13th birthday is to sit and cry all day. But I can't - I have 3 other…


HERE WE GO AGAIN

I find myself a little numb at the moment. This is strange and I know this. I think it is my…


It is what it is...

  I can’t count how many times I have used the expression ‘it is what it is’. It is my get out…


Major series North 17

Hope is stronger than fear

It happens in life that we find at some point that we are not the only ones to walk a certain path…


Oscar The Scientist

Happy 12th birthday

Tomorrow my beautiful boy would have been 12 years old......I've got a picture in my mind of how I…


Leavers 2016

Leavers 2016

Guest Blog by Phil Martinez, Trustee of OSCAR's PBTC, friend, teacher and football coach. “I’ve…


Oscar leavers book 2016

Now life has killed the dream I dreamed

One of Oscar's friends sang a song at a street party recently and, although I do take some pride…


This month I became someone else

I have never been an over-protective mum. I think having four boys I would absolutely run myself to…