#Blogtober17 – Day 4 – Date

Yesterday’s post was about my Car. Today’s theme is Date and I have plenty!

My memorable dates

  • My Birthday June 1st
  • The day I married Mark 2nd May 2009
  • The day Jack was born 20th August 2009
  • and, The day Oliver was born 11th September 2011
  • The day Arthur was born 9th November 2013
  • and the date I wish wasn’t one, 8th October 2009 the day my nan passed away


I don’t think I will ever get over the passing of my nan, she did so much for me over the years and I really miss her. This photo taken was on my wedding day 2nd May 2009. Looking back I am so incredibly thankful I was able to have her there with me that day. It was after my wedding she became unwell. Unfortunately, a lot of my guests came down with sickness and diarrhoea and it was through testing that it was discovered she had cancer. I remember the day I was told like it was yesterday, and I remember the weeks that followed too. She lost a lot of weight and almost became unrecognisable. Jack (my first child) was born on 20th August 2009 and a few weeks after he was born I took him to meet nan for the first time.

🙁 Nan passed away a month later. She went downhill incredibly quickly and I remember on the evening of the 8th October 2009 being told she had gone. I went upstairs and just cried, I loved her and she had gone. I hadn’t actually experienced any kind of loss before. Even 8 years later writing this and it still feels incredibly raw.

Sorry for the low post today, I do have so many happier dates, but with the anniversary coming up she is in my thoughts quite a bit.


  1. 4th October 2017 / 8:52 am

    Don’t apologise for sharing the love for your Nan. Nan’s are incredibly important to us – sending you much love xxx

  2. Sarah
    4th October 2017 / 1:42 pm

    Oh chuck, my heart goes out to you! I lived with my nan from 18months old until she got poorly when I was 8, she passed when I was 9 and it was incredibly difficult. I don’t want to write anything to upset you, I’ll just say I can only imagine how you feel, Sending hugs xx #blogtober17

    • 4th October 2017 / 2:06 pm

      Thank you so much, Sarah, It never gets easier 🙁 Thinking of you too!

  3. 4th October 2017 / 6:45 pm

    Aww! Bless you! Sending love and hugs. I am so sorry x

  4. 4th October 2017 / 9:14 pm

    Sending you lots of hugs and love.

  5. 4th October 2017 / 10:17 pm

    I miss my Nan so so very much! She was such a character! Lots of Love to you, I understand how you feel! P.s your youngest shares his birthday with my oldest! Almost 15!!!


  6. 4th October 2017 / 10:19 pm

    OH it must be a difficult time for you around the anniversary. She sounds like she was a very special lady x

    • 5th October 2017 / 7:58 am

      She was amazing! The best I could have asked for, it’s a shame it was after her death I realised that.

  7. 4th October 2017 / 10:26 pm

    October 8th was a sad day for me too. That was the day (in 2010) we buried my sisters ashes. She’d died after being in a coma for a week and a half following an epileptic fit. She’s why I have the cabbage tattoo

    • 5th October 2017 / 7:57 am

      I’m really so sorry to hear that Leslie 🙁 My sister has/had (she hasn’t had a fit in years) epilepsy when we were younger. I remember vividly how scary it was when she had a seizure.

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