TEDx Muenster talk online

Hello everyone, sorry for not having posted for ages, but life has been really busy (when is it ever not?!…) ;o) Just to let you all know that the TEDx talk I gave in Muenster, Germany, back in May is now available online. You can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XD-1X6pf-34 Please do watch, and share. Thank […]

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TEDxMuenster news

So, wow…. I gave my TEDx talk in Muenster, Germany, last Friday, and the response was overwhelming. Keep your eyes peeled for an app in English and in German, as the wonderful Joerg Rensmann from #infomantis heard our story and offered to help. I am so excited, stunned, speechless, grateful, and everything in between! The […]

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Upcoming TEDx Talk

Wow. After making my nervous debut as a public speaker at the recent WAY AGM (Widowed And Young) in front of 160 widows and widowers, where I received a standing ovation, and giving a talk yesterday in Glasgow at a workshop to increase awareness of child bereavement support within the educational and health sectors, organised […]

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“Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute?” nominated for prestigious CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medal

I was so excited to find out that “Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute?” has been nominated for two of the most prestigious prizes in writing and illustrating for children. The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded annually by children’s librarians for an outstanding book for children and young people while the CILIP Kate Greenaway […]

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“What happened to Daddy’s Body?” – Book No 2 progress update

Hello everyone! Just wanted to give you an update of where we are…. Unfortunately it is taking longer than we had hoped, but Anna is busy putting colour into all the b&w spreads. She is currently estimating that she’ll have completed all the spreads by the end of February 2014, after which there’ll still be […]

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Nelson’s Journey: Ryan Doubleday’s story:

nelson’s journey This is a very inspiring and moving guest post by Ryan Doubleday, a child bereavement support worker at the charity Nelson’s Journey. I am sitting at my desk, reading probably the most incredible letter I have ever received. The words on the page are dancing around me, my eyes faltering because I cannot […]

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Ryan Doubleday from Nelson’s Journey

Felt so touched by this guest post on Ben’s blog (lifeasawidower.com), written by the lovely Ryan Doubleday, a child bereavement support worker at the charity Nelson’s Journey (nelsonsjourney.org.uk), that I asked if it was okay to re-post it on here. They both said yes. Thank you! ♥ xxx http://lifeasawidower.com/2013/08/18/nelsons-journey/

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YES!

Been to the hospital yesterday for my first annual check up, and all looks well on mammogram and ultrasound. See you next year breast clinic! :o) xxx

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Praise from Grief Encounter

Just got a lovely email from Shelley Gilbert, Grief Encounter Project: “Dear Elke, we’ve run out of books – they are so popular in the office and have been sending out to appropriate familes. Again, we are so proud to be associated with such a wonderful resource.” Kind Regards, Shelley Gilbert CEO Grief Encounter Project: […]

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The sadness never goes away…

Alex just spotted the work in progress sketches/book in my printer and asked if he could read it. “Of course” I said, so we sat down and he read it to me. When it came to the bit where we talk about spreading Martin’s ashes, and how it doesn’t mean that we will stop thinking […]

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