Marie’s Blog

FEAR TAKES THE JOY OUT OF LIFE

This is the first time I have written in over a year and a half. Ian was diagnosed with a brain…


Walks to the park

Often when I walk towards the park from our home I am reminded of Oscar’s last trip to the park.…


SLIDING DOORS

I often think of the movie Sliding Doors. Only for me it isn’t a moment here or there that can…


Oscar 18 Feb 2013

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

We’ve had so many proud moments since we set up OSCAR’s Paediatric Brain Tumour Charity, but today…


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WHEN HEARTBREAK STOPS BEING ROMANTIC

I cried the other day for a solid 20 minutes. That hasn’t happened in a long time. And it was with…


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…