The death of a friend while I was travelling home from Venice, being unable to attend her funeral, and spending a birthday alone have added a touch of loneliness to the mix of difficult emotions.
I wonder if many of us are actually in shock? The classic British treatment for shock is a cup of hot sweet tea.
Thanks to all of you who have shared your thoughts and feelings here. As you might imagine your comments are more welcome than ever!
Join me in a mug of tea while considering how to manage the difficult feelings and where to go from here.....