Diary

59 posts

Six

Bridgend, South Wales 23rd April, 2019 Dear Ziggy, This year I find myself uncertain what to write to you. You should be six. You are six? We try every year to make this time quiet for us so we can reflect, think about you and – in some way – […]

Five

Bridgend, South Wales 23rd April 2018 Dear Ziggy, You should be five today. We should be putting balloons on the doors, making a cake and inviting your friends round for a party and bemoaning the fact your birthday is on a Monday this year. I should be telling your brother […]

Four

Bridgend, South Wales 23rd April 2017 Dear Ziggy, Today, you should be turning four – happy birthday, cariad. We wish you were here to spend it with us. We miss you. It’s a year since we last spoke. We are still in the house we bought a few weeks before […]

Running to the beat.

Tomorrow’s the Cardiff Bay 10k. It’s the first of the multiple races I am planning on doing this year to raise money for SANDS who do work supporting families and lobbying for improvements in antenatal and maternal care in the UK. In a fairly short period of time, we’ve managed […]

One Year On

Anniversaries are funny things when you think about them – arbitrary chunks of time that we have decided are significant and so trigger reflection. It’s one year on since I left London and I’m still not sure how I feel about it. Our last few years in London were not […]

Now you should be 3.

 ‎Mawgan Porth, Cornwall 23rd April 2016 Dear Ziggy, Happy birthday cariad. You should have been three today. I would give almost anything to have you here. You know where that line is drawn but still – there is a most peculiar kind of sensation whenever I think about the decisions […]

Ziggy

Dear Ziggy, Happy birthday. I’m so sorry we can’t be together today and I can’t quite believe it has been a year since I held you. Sometimes, it feels like it was only a moment ago and if I step through the nearest door I will be back in that […]