Sunday, 25 April 2010

Miss you Mum

Today is the one year anniversary of my mother's death. She passed away last year in a Douglas Macmillan Hospice, from the evil disease known as cancer. Douglas Macmillan is a fantastic charity and I don't know what we would have done without them. Mum spent her last 11 days in their care and I was allowed to stay with her for the whole time. For more info, donations, or to find out how you can help here's their main site.

My mum was my best friend, we had the same sense of humour and could finish each other's sentences. We would spend hours at weekend just wandering around the town centre, window shopping and then scoffing a box of chocs together on the bus ride home. My mum was a huge influence on my life, she taught me that it was ok not to follow the crowd, and she made me who I am.

I just thought I'd share a few photos to mark the day, I can't believe it's been a year already.

On holiday somewhere in UK, that's baby me

 Mum and my first dog, Patch

With my first pair of rats, she wasn't keen on the idea at first, but grew to love them almost as much as I did.

On holiday in St.Ives, with my uncle Ron (also passed away in the Dougie Mac Hospice), and my Nan

Miss you Mum xxx


  1. So sorry Kerri xxx She is a wonderful aunty and always made me laugh. You are so much like your mum and you are a real attribute to her and are just as selfless and strong. I have just signed up to donate every month to Dougie Mac in your mums memory, I should have done it 12 months ago but like you said I cant believe it has been a year already.

  2. Very sorry to hear about you mum, Kezz. I know how it could feel, I hope you the best and remember your mum is always in your heart so remember that. I hope that the charity will make a good cause for other people around the world and indeed Cancer is getting lots of people and causing many deaths. The pictures show you had a very deep bond with your mum and she seemed like a very gentle and caring person. Again sorry to hear about your mum and I wish you the best in the future!


  3. Oooo can now write on your blog thanks to Gem :-), fantastic tribute to your mum, but we all know she is watching over you and us, making you the super person you are today :-) x