My Diabetes Avoidance Blog

My diabetes, type 2 (doesn’t exist, is a possibility looming on the horizon), blog and diet has failed against my son’s accident a broken clavicle on the eve of his wedding, his wedding, and then the death of a loved family member.

life goes on.

We navigate our relationships as we live our lives, they intersect and then like trains, veer off in new directions, our diets occupy a small aspect of our existence unless we are able to make them a large part of the whole, and in the way I used to from the age of 19 when I bought my first house, to perhaps 30 when I realised that cooking home-cooked food all the time was eating into the possibilites of spending time doing other things with my then three children; there were outings to arrange, clubs to take them to, ballets and shows to attend, and parties to arrange.

We imagine we know a person, but must admit that what we know is our version of them, based on our experience of them, which is always different from anybody else’s. A person cannot be trapped in time. If this were possible then perhaps we could keep the best version of them for ourselves; when we were sat with them around a game of scrabble, or pushing us along on a bike, perhaps swinging us around in a swimming pool with a noodle, or plaiting their hair for their ballet performance.


Published by hermionelaake - Awards-nominated writer and associate editor O:JA&L

Currently, whist working on long fiction, I write short stories, poetry, essays and blog weekly. I appeared on Blog Talk Radio, 2016, interview across continents with Susan Wingate. See my twitter account: herziloph, pinned tweet; Award nominee, Jointly-published and Indie writer. Nominated for the Avon and Authonomy First Lines prize, 2014 and the H. G. Wells Grand Prize for Fiction, 2013. My flash fiction is published with Open: Journal of Arts and Letters.

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