Even in our darkest days, we found joy

Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog.

In today’s post I wanted to share something very close to my heart with you.

I was recently invited to write a guest blog post for Sue Ryder which has gone live on their national website today.

The blog post which can be viewed by clicking here documents the time we spent as a family at Leckhampton Court Hospice while my Dad was cared for in his final days. It’s a very personal insight into an emotive subject and I’d love you to read it.

This blog post has also formed part of Sue Ryder’s national Christmas campaign which you may have seen if you are already a supporter of the charity.

Behind the scenes I’ve also been working on a special vlog for Sue Ryder so I’d love you to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don’t miss it.

As always, thank you so much for reading and supporting my blog.

Love, Thrifty Mumma X

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You might like to read the following related blog posts:

Speaking for Sue Ryder

Day out with me: Sue Ryder Work of Heart Garden


  1. It’s so important to find joy in even the darkest hour but so very hard some days. The staff at Sue Ryder are amazing and provide such love and care to all their residents and that is extended to their families. We will be forever grateful that we got to experience that for 2 days with Mum. Our grief experience would have been so much more devastating without their love and support. I find it staggering that there are only 16 beds for the whole county and they receive no NHS funding. It’s wonderful that sharing stories has the power to inform and raise funds for them to continue their work.

    I’m glad you have your photos to remind you of your special last Christmas and birthday with your Dad. My memories of Leckhampton Court are of sunshine in the garden and when we visited a few months later it was startling to see how different the garden is in the Autumn. A gentle reminder that life goes on regardless.

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    1. Thank you so much for commenting ♥ Your memories of your time at the hospice are beautiful – the grounds are so peaceful there and you are right about how fresh air can make you feel better about the circle of life. Sending you lots of love XX

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