Remembering Helen on her 51st Birthday

Yesterday, the 5th of May 2021, was Helen Mardi Petrou’s 51st birthday – my bestie of almost 30 years. It is three years since her 48th birthday bash – the last one she got to have. At that stage, we thought she might make her 49th, but it wasn’t to be. The 12-18 months the doctors gave her quickly dwindled … Read More

A letter to Helen on her 50th

To my dearest, darlingest most Helenest of Helens, Today is your 50th birthday. Today marks the 2nd anniversary of the last of your birthdays I will ever share with you. For 29 years, I would go to wherever you were to share your birthday – all except the one you spent OS and I was unable to join you because … Read More