Being Anne: Taking a break for a while…

By | October 24, 2016

I rarely write about anything really personal on Being Anne – it’s a place to celebrate the books I love – but I need to do so today, and I hope you’ll forgive me.

Life has been extremely difficult for the last couple of weeks, and you may already have noticed I’ve been just a tad quieter than usual. My father has been very seriously ill (and in hospital) for the last few weeks, my mother (at 91) has been finding things very difficult too, and I’ve been doing what I can while staying with them in Wales. My lovely Dad passed away peacefully last night.



I’ve kept up with most of my blogging commitments until now, but can do so no longer: Being Anne will be going a little quiet for a while until life settles down again into a manageable pattern.

My sincere apologies to those authors who’ve supplied books, and to whom I’ve promised reviews or interviews, especially to coincide with release dates or promotions – I hope to deliver on all promises at some point in the future, but it just won’t be possible during October/November.

Rest in peace Dad.

Much love, Anne xxx

32 thoughts on “Being Anne: Taking a break for a while…

  1. lindasbookbag

    As we await our own Dad’s passing in possibly days Anne I know exactly how you are feeling. You know I’m sending you all our love and support and if there is anything we can do, you only have to say. Our hearts are with you. Linda and Steve xxx

  2. lollyrugs

    Oh Anne so sorry to hear your sad news, sending big hugs and my deepest sympathy to you and your family, take care X X X

  3. janetemson

    Anne, I’m sorry to hear such sad news. My thoughts are with you and your family. Take care x

  4. Sharon

    So sorry to hear your sad news, my thoughts are with you and your mum xxx

  5. Sue Featherstone

    What a lovely picture. He looks a really nice man and you must miss him very much. My thoughts (and prayers) are with you and your family. x

  6. Cass

    Dear Anne

    I’m so very sorry to hear of the difficult times you and your family have been coping with lately. You will be sorely missed, but it’s so important you take all the time you need during this time.

    Will be thinking of you and checking in now and again to see how you are. Keeping you in my thoughts.

    With love

    Cass xx

    1. Jessica Norrie

      Take care of yourself as well as your mum at this sad time Anne. Lovely photo – don’t you look like him!

  7. joanmoules

    Thinking of you Anne. I lost my husband last year and joining your blog eased me back into sorting out my writing which had been put aside for over three years. Thank you. Take care of yourself. Joan.

  8. jolambertwriter

    I’m so very sorry to hear your sad news Anne. Sending love and support for you and your Mum at this difficult time. You’re both in my prayers. Jo xx

  9. adrienneauthor

    Thinking of you and your family Anne. Exactly this time last year we were going through the same. Sending love and support. XXX

  10. Clare Chase

    I’m so sorry for what you and your family are going through, Anne. Sending sympathy and thinking of you. Take care. xx

  11. Terry Tyler

    My condolences, Anne. Very sorry, hope you manage to find some peace x

  12. Kathryn Freeman

    So sorry to hear of your loss, Anne. Dads are so special, especially to us daughters. You and your mum have a tough time ahead of you and my thoughts go with you. xx

  13. deirdrequiery

    Dear Anne every one’s response to a parent’s death is unique and yet universal. What I have discovered is that the depth of the love deepens the pain initially but it becomes a sweet gratitude of remembering a love which will never die. Take care .Deirdre

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