For the last two weeks, I have been kind of missing online including my Social Media platforms. Today I will explain why :

  1. I have been diagnosed with Tension Headaches. So I am currently on strong medication and having bed rest. The headaches come and go and I kind of feel helpless. But guess it is also my body telling me to slow down.
  2. My Dad …. 5 years ago my Dad passed away on New Year’s morning. So this time of year is very difficult for my family and I.It is a time I retreat away and try to deal with my feelings.

A heart that is loved , is never forgotten….

5 years / SpiceGoddess

Dearest Dad…

It is hard to believe that you have not been around for the last 5 years. So much has happened , so much has changed BUT one thing remains the same and that is you are always missed.

In our family we have now 2 furkids Zara and Chai. They are both so naughty but so adorable. Can you believe it I have 2 dogs considering how afraid I always was. Mum moans about them but she really loves the two new additions.

Nico has gotten married and this March will be two years.Very hard to believe the “Party Boy” has settled down. The wedding was in Mauritius ,where you and Mum went on your honeymoon. As much as it was a happy moment we all really missed you not been with us.

In our extended family ,we have had to say Goodbye to so many loved ones. We also have had so many weddings and new babies in the family. But I am sure you are busy having a party with all your family in heaven.

As for me ……when you asked me to come home in 2010 , I never knew what life had in store for me but I listened to you and am grateful you pushed me to do this. Where do I start …

  1. I got accepted to do my Masters. My proposal was accepted but half way through I realised I did not have the passion in that field anymore to complete it. This was a hard decision to make but I had to and Mum actually understood.
  2. Job wise I am now lecturing for over 4 years at a local college. I have taught so many different subjects but now am in Travel and Tourism and I love it. Over the years I have become actively involved in so many committees and projects and with project I learn more.
  3. I bought a car ! But I am not too confident on the road so I need to work on that a lot more.
  4. I started a blog and never in my wildest dreams did I think it would take off. My blog is called “SpiceGoddess” and is about all the things I love travel, food and culture.My blog has given me some really incredible experiences and opportunities from been in newspapers and magazines to radio.
  5. I have done a fair bit of travelling because of my blog. London, Abu Dhabi and Kerala have been my international stamps and not forgetting my local adventures.
  6. Often I get invited to so many events and keeping wishing you were around to go with me as you would have loved these events.
  7. I have been on a cruise ,flown on a helicopter ,been on a safari drive ,stayed on a houseboat and stayed at some of the most amazing places. YES I defo got your travel bug.

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With so much happening in my life , there is not a single day when I do not miss you and wish you were still here. I know you walk beside and protect me but still I miss you ….. 5 years seems like just yesterday yet each day we still pick up the pieces and carry on….

Be Inspired !

Ciao

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5 years feels like yesterday ….
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20 thoughts on “5 years feels like yesterday ….

  • January 4, 2017 at 5:38 pm
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    Aw that is a lovely letter to your dad. They stay with us forever, don’t they?

    Hope the headaches go away and I am sure others have said ‘get your cells hydrated’ it will help. Jxx

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    • January 4, 2017 at 7:51 pm
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      Such kind words J thank you x lots of water indeed and resting loads x

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  • January 4, 2017 at 5:48 pm
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    *hugs* Verushka..such a touching post. Take care of yourself, hope you feel better soon..xx

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  • January 4, 2017 at 6:43 pm
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    Such a touching and heartfelt letter to your dad. You have so much to be proud of and I am sure your dad would feel the same way.

    Have a great 2017.

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  • January 4, 2017 at 7:37 pm
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    This is so lovely. I’m trying so hard not to cry! Sending you lots of love hun. You’re dad would be so proud of you all x

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    • January 4, 2017 at 7:49 pm
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      Aww Claire my London sister thank you so much for your kind words. x

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  • January 4, 2017 at 8:23 pm
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    Hi dear, so sorry to heard about your sad memory of your Dad and your sickness. Sending you love and big hug. Wishing you a Happy New Year and more happiness and joy to come. Get well soon dear and take care yourself.

    Kisses OX, Kintan
    http://kintanfashion.blogspot.com

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  • January 4, 2017 at 8:59 pm
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    Oh so sorry to hear about your troubles! I hope you’ll feel better soon 🙂
    Sending lots of love <3

    ~ Jasmin N
    littlethingswithjassy.blogspot.fi

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  • January 5, 2017 at 2:03 am
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    Thank you for opening your heart to us in this post. Losing a loved one is never easy. Believe me I know. Be strong and take strength in the memories you have and knowing your dad is always looking over you and your family. God bless and a happy blessed 2017.
    Sam aka currychick

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  • January 5, 2017 at 4:58 am
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    So sorry to hear about your Dad. I am sure he is in a better place now, watching over you and very proud of how far you’ve come 🙂 Wishing you a Happy New Year!

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  • January 5, 2017 at 8:43 pm
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    this is so emotional & beautifully written… sending good vibes your way & wishing you a happy new year ❤

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  • January 6, 2017 at 11:27 am
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    Hi. It is great that you remember all these great things and times related to your dad and family. Keep it up!

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  • January 20, 2017 at 5:06 pm
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    What a beautiful heartfelt letter to your dad. I almost bawled my tears out. It’s not easy losing people dear to us, especially on such days where we celebrate the new year. I cannot imagine how hard it must be… I haven’t lost any parent however lost a dear little cousin mid January some years ago. So January hits me with sadness amidst the joy of welcoming a new year.

    I love how you’re following your passion and walking in alignment with your purpose. Blogging isn’t easy but it’s so enriching in many ways and you inspire a lot of people through your writing. I particularly love the quotes you share or the musings around love, passion, travel on IG. Keep at it 🙂 xxx

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    • January 20, 2017 at 7:46 pm
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      Thank you my dear friend for such a lovely comment. I try every day to live in the now and inspire atleast one person. I hope we meet this year x

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