I’ve recently created a memory box, filled with those special things that hold the most precious memories of our life together. On the dark days, it’s something that I’ve been advised will help me to recall and revisit happier times. And in order to create this I’ve spent time going through Lou’s things and that’s how I happened […]

Hey Lou, I read a while ago that it can help if you write a letter to those that you love and have lost. And I guess right now I need a little help, so I’m writing this to you and thinking that you are just away traveling somewhere lovely. Which I wish, more than […]

Sunday was the 10 week anniversary of my wife’s death. Like clockwork, at 12.30pm every Sunday, my subconscious kicks in and no matter where I am I know that it’s time for me to pause and reflect. Last week on the 9th anniversary it was in the middle of a long bike ride. I had […]

My wife sadly lost her battle with cancer on May 19th 2013. Shortly before she died she shared her thoughts on how your attitude to life changes when you’re so close to death. Intimate, honest and utterly compelling, this is Lou’s re-appraisal of what’s most important in life. Along with Louise’s own thoughts and excerpts […]

  Here’s the link to the show on BBC iPlayer with Lou playing a starring role x http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03791vv/The_Culture_Show_Alive_Rankin_Faces_Death/

My lovely better half took part in this project with Rankin and it’s now due to be aired this coming Saturday on BBC2. It’s intelligently presented, powerful meditation on mortality, photography and what it means to be alive. Here’s a bit about it: BBC North and Liverpool Museums have joined forces to bring the latest […]

I remember being really pleased I had a ‘window seat’ when I was told my bed number. And it was a really sunny day and weirdly I felt quite perky and calm about the whole thing.  I’d had my Hickman line fitted (Though that had been a gruesome experience where they made a cut in […]