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Friday Focus 24/05/2024 – Solo

I enjoyed being back on stage again last weekend for a musical theatre concert and getting to perform a solo along with a duet and several group numbers. It was…

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Friday Focus 17/05/2024 – Excitement

We’ve had quite a lot of excitement in the LHBL household this week. Last Friday night, I was excited at seeing a red aurora alert on my phone along with…

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Friday Focus 10/05/2024 – Eventful

It’s been quite an eventful week on the whole with a busy bank holiday weekend with a dance festival, outing and sleepover for Sophie, rehearsals for me for next weekend’s…

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Friday Focus 03/05/2024 – Mixed

It’s been quite a mixed week overall. There’s been some nice moments, a fair few stressful moments and some intense grief bursts. It’s 13 years today since we found out…

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Friday Focus 26/04/2024 – Firsts

We’ve had a few firsts over the last week. Thomas came home from Boys’ Brigade last Friday with a certificate for coming first in the Anchors’ inspection marks competition. Sophie…

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Friday Focus 19/04/2024 – Intense

This last week has been intense. There’s been the all the emotions that come at this time of year as we passed the sixth anniversary of Jessica’s death, along with…

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Friday Focus 12/04/2024 – Performing

It’s been a busy week this week with Sophie performing in two dance festivals as well as being in the theatre for tech and dress rehearsals ready for the opening…

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Friday Focus 05/04/2024 – Echoes

This week has seen echoes of the memories of our last Easter with Jessica six years ago. Easter Sunday this year was just a day earlier than Easter Sunday 2018…

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Friday Focus 29/03/2024 – Gentler

After the emotional rollercoaster and exhaustion of the last few weeks, this week has felt gentler – at least as far as grief is concerned and my capacity to cope…

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Friday Focus 22/03/2024 – Drained

I’m feeling a bit drained at the moment. There’s the emotional rollercoaster that is a given at this time of year, combined with a bit of a bumpy week even…