We are nearing the end of our making of the Mermen for Mind Calendar but this is only the beginning…..
Yesterday was Ellen’s Graduation day…. There I said it….. Sometimes saying something makes it real and that makes it really hard to say it. What a lovely thing though to be able to collect a piece of paper honouring someone else’s huge amount of effort. Continue reading “A Bittersweet Day”
I can think of many happy memories of Ellen, and times when you stood there and thought that’s ‘classic Ellen’ like when we were around 10
There are two things that shook me to the core this week, one yesterday and one today. I joined a group on facebook about a little girl battling cancer. It was in support of her family’s strength and it struck a chord with me.
Today is the day a year ago when I last saw my daughter, on her 23rd birthday. She is what this calendar is all about. Hopefully by raising some money through this we can help other people like Ellen, it’s what she would want. Continue reading “Ellen’s Birthday”
My Grandma lived in Beadnell and Berwick Upon Tweed was where we used to go shopping. We are very familiar as a family with Northumberland and it’s beautiful coast. Continue reading “Merman spotting in Berwick Upon Tweed”
Every year Haworth hosts a 1940’s weekend. It is a weekend full of fun, singing dancing, drinking and this year lots of sunshine! Continue reading “1940’s Weekend with Mermen”
When I think of the treasures that Ellen gave me, I first remember her as a little girl. Her enthusiasm, her interest in everything around her, her amazing creativity – one outstanding memory, a model of the rainforest for a school project that even had tiny insects in the trees. I was in awe and have been ever since. She was always smiling and bouncing around. Always ready to discover.
We hope this will be the start of something good after the worst has happened.
Ellen was a beautiful soul, a very special person. On 25th June 2017 she lost her battle with depression and anxiety and we will never stop being heartbroken about this. What we can do though is continue where she left off and further a movement. Continue reading “Mermen for Mind – The Beginning….”