Life as a Widower

A young widowed father opening up about living with loss

anniversary gift

Earlier this week I overhead my colleagues talking about the London riots. ‘Can you believe it’s been five years this week?’ one asked. No, I thought, I really can’t. My … Continue reading

August 5, 2016 · 12 Comments

dream girl 

She walked ahead along an unfamiliar bridge over the Thames. A building at its mouth bellowed thick black and grey smoke as a fire blazed inside. The sun shone in … Continue reading

July 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

only human

Jackson’s first school year flew by despite it being so hard at the start. Waving him off on his first day felt like another small bereavement – or at the … Continue reading

July 28, 2016 · 3 Comments

1315 days

I did a radio interview about the murder of Jo Cox MP last night. I was invited on air to talk about how to break the news of the death … Continue reading

June 18, 2016 · 19 Comments

old time

My son woke me up with a kiss this morning and then immediately told me to mind my own business. I hadn’t even said I word. He’s so like his … Continue reading

June 12, 2016 · 7 Comments

flight mode

I’m pretty sure that the one thing most single parents would like more than anything else is a little more time to themselves. I don’t mean at the cost of … Continue reading

June 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

love insurance

‘I can’t afford this life insurance, Benji,’ my wife, Desreen, said just eight months before she was killed. ‘Why don’t you get the cover now and I’ll do it later … Continue reading

June 2, 2016 · 2 Comments