Remembering my Grandad

•Features gifted items• If you’ve lost a loved one, you’ll know that although the rawness of your grief may lessen slightly over time, it never truly goes away. My grandad passed away after battling cancer of the oesophagus when I was twelve years old, which is eighteen years ago this year, which feels crazy. I miss him all the time, but especially around Christmas as he died on 12th and...

Acknowledging Grief at Christmas

Losing a loved one at any time of year is hard but there is something about December and the anticipation that Christmas brings that made the death of my beloved Grandad seventeen years ago today seem all the more devastating. My grandad had cancer of the oesophagus, which attacked hard and fast and left him, at the end of his life, unable to eat, drink or even swallow. Seeing such...

Grieving for My Grandad – 17 Years On

Every time something good happens in my life, the moment is bittersweet as my grandad isn’t here to witness it. He wasn’t there to see me pass my GCSE’s or my A Levels and he wasn’t in the crowd when I graduated from University.  He wasn’t around to witness me get married, or able to hold his great grand children. He wasn’t around to see me start my own business,...