Funny Matters

My “Big Day”: My Mother’s Funeral

The day before my Mum’s funeral I went and did the food shopping. A few people offered to come with me. But I had it covered. It didn’t even occur … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · 4 Comments

A Mother’s Love

When I was really small…. One of my earliest memories. An Irish traveller came to the front door. Selling chamois leathers and little bunches of heather wrapped in tin foil. … Continue reading

October 20, 2015 · 3 Comments

Three Years and Counting…

Remember me? I’ve not been round these parts for a while. I know. I’m sorry. Tsk. Start a blog. Invite people to subscribe. Then leave them in the lurch… Downright … Continue reading

July 14, 2015 · 10 Comments

Ready Steady Book!

  5, 4, 3, 2, 1… THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO! Booking is now open for the stage adaptation of my blog, Funny Matters… CLICK HERE for the online box office & all show info … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Break-up. Breakdown. Breakthrough

The 25th of October 2011. I remember it well.  It was my Mum and step-dad David’s 25th wedding anniversary. I wanted to make a fuss of her. Of them. After … Continue reading

January 14, 2015 · 15 Comments

The C Words: Couples Counselling

Anyone ever done couples counselling? I have. Now. I’m going to give you a free tip here. Just one of my regular pearls of wisdom. Here it is: Couples counselling … Continue reading

December 17, 2014 · Leave a Comment

Change Management & Battenberg Cake

  Hello stranger. Sorry you’ve not seen much of me ’round these parts. Funny Matters has had somewhat of an unplanned hiatus. A mini-break if you like. I guess I … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · 10 Comments

Finding the Positive

Wow….What can I say? You’ve overwhelmed me. I was blown away by all the wonderful comments and messages you lot – out there – sent me in response to my … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · 17 Comments

The Grandchild She’d Never Meet….

When I was clearing out my Mum’s clothes. A few weeks back. I found a bag of her knitting. Unfinished. What she’d been making before she’d died. Maybe not so … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · 27 Comments

Bitter-Sweet Charity

This post is a follow-on from my last one – Confessions of a Dysfunctional Daughter. So if you haven’t already read it. It’s probably a good idea to do that … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

Confessions of a Dysfunctional Daughter

Warning: Segue coming up. I repeat. Segue coming up Yes. I know. It was only last month that I was on here bleating. About how sorry I was. For going … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · 4 Comments

An Unexpected Inheritance

I’ve always considered myself to be quite a shy person. I know this might cause guffaws from some. Those who know me. But it’s true. Meeting new people. Joining groups. … Continue reading

August 21, 2014 · 5 Comments

Sport, Grief & Clare Balding

Anyone see last week’s opening ceremony for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games? I did. And it got me thinking about the last time we all went a bit sporting gaga. Cast … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · 8 Comments

Picture Perfect…?

So you may remember. A few weeks ago. I was getting all stressy. About those articles I’d been asked to write. The hospice ones. Well. Turned out I’d got it … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Hospice: The ‘H’ Word

You may have seen me on my Facebook page this week frothing at the mouth with excitement and honour at my hospice article being published in the acclaimed www.ehospice.com! If not, … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · 4 Comments

Two Years On…

Today is 14th of July 2014. Bastille Day. The anniversary of the beginning of the French revolution. The storming of the Bastille. For me though, it’s something far more significant. … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · 16 Comments

Funny Ha Ha or Funny Grief?

As part of the Screw Work Let’s Play 30 Day Challenge I have publicly committed to spending the month of June creating content for a funny book on grief and … Continue reading

June 2, 2014 · Leave a Comment