Love | Life | Family

A book about love Category: is where I add posts, memories – and diarised accounts of my life with my husband, Brendan. It covers our story from when he and I met, married and had our twins to when he died too young at 45. Starting at one, it doesn’t follow a chronological timeline. One day this category will be a complete story for my children to treasure. They only know small parts of the bigger story. I add to this category inconsistently as I work through our old blogs and diaries to bring them together in one place.

Kalico Category: is about me, now – widowed, middle-aged and grateful to be here. Starting over. I will also chronicle my midlife career change, creating and publishing books I want to read. This is a new category. I hope to post here consistently.

CallieMM Category: this is usually a monthly update. I post more reliably in this category as my family and friends not living close by still like to check-in with us. It remains a public blog as I know people have walked, are walking, or will walk similar paths to mine. It has always helped me to know someone has gone before me and is still moving forward. I want to be that someone for others.

I now know the pain of loss won’t kill me. But living with it will always be a work in progress.




This is me at home, a self-portrait (selfie) taken in March 2023. As the photographer in the family, I’m in very few photos with them; my tip, if you’re the family photographer for your crew, is to take at least one self-portrait a year. At a minimum, I always take one around my birthday.

Better still, jump out from behind the camera into more family pics. ๐Ÿ™‚

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Michele Hinton says:

    Hi Callie, Wishing Bren a happy heavenly birthday for yesterday,; our internet has been playing up so sorry for the late comment. Hopefully you got to see a rainbow with all the rain we have been having. Sending hugs & rainbows love Michele x ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’™


    1. calliemm says:

      Thank you gorgeous, I accidentally posted Brens birthday post. I thought I had scheduled it to Post on Monday (18th Oct) but it went out early. I think Ive redrafted it ready for his birthday (Im a bit untech savy lol) I hope you are well Michelle and thank you so much for your support of our little family. It’s much appreciated xx


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