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Looking for James?

An update: When I closed this site last year, I very much doubted I would ever create another site of any description. However, life does indeed go on and I have had many emails from the visitors to this site and from those of you seeking help with WordPress related issues. So, to those who have come here looking or me, I have actually created several sites since closing down ErraticSouls, but perhaps the best way to get in touch with me now, is to visit me at JamesICT.

Closed

Categories: Personal Life
Closed

I have decided that I will not be adding any further articles to this site. I will also stop using my current Twitter site and anything else related to this site in anyway. Thanks to those people who have shared their thoughts.

Anja passed away today

Categories: Personal Life
Anja passed away today

The world has lost a truly beautiful person this evening as Anja took her final breath and finally passed away, peacefully as she slept. Her short but difficult fight with cancer is now over and she can rest in peace forever. I am too broken to write all the words that are in my heart, but for those of us who knew Anja, we know she can never be replaced. She was a very unique individual who touched the hearts of all she met. Her loving spirit will live on in all of us and her memory will never be forgotten. I am now a broken and shattered soul who will never find true happiness again, but I feel honoured and privileged to have known Anja, to have been her husband and to have shared so many happy times together as one soul.  Above all else, Anja was my best friend and the love of my life. Goodbye my angel. I will love you till my dying day. I can never let you go... The sun is always shining even when it is dark!

And then there is despair

Categories: Personal Life
And then there is despair

This may not be the most well-presented piece of text I have ever written, but it is from my heart. And anyway, I really do not care. To write it now, this minute - helps me stay sane. In the past 72 hours, Anja's condition has very rapidly declined. 3 days ago she could still hold a half-coherent conversation with me. She was extremely tired but still chose to sit out of bed for much of the time. Her appetite significantly dropped but she could still chew a few mouthfuls of food at some points throughout the day. She still chose to suffer in pain and make the effort to leave her bed and use the bathroom. Her dignity remained intact. We could hug. We could smile at each other. We could communicate. 2 days ago, Anja was simply too tired to sit up, she could not stay awake for more than a few minutes at a time and she stopped eating almost completely. A few crisps and a spoon of icecream was all she could take in. Sleep took over. She tried to smile but her energy levels were too low. She held my hand in hers and looked contented as ...

Laughing

Categories: Featured, Personal Life
Laughing

Many of the recent posts on this site have focused on the struggle and difficulties we have faced in light of Anja's diagnosis of cancer. And as much as we certainly do have enormous difficulty coping with all of this every single day, we also make sure we have time to smile, laugh and even joke around about it all. The only crazy thing with all of this though, is that even though WE can laugh, when we mention this attitude to other people they look at us as if we have truly lost the plot. The thing is, even before all this came upon us, we both knew exactly how we felt about death and all it entails. The whole 'funeral thing' has been an issue with which we see absolutely no point. Consequently, there has been a very strong element of truth in our jokes when we say to each other 'When I die, just throw me in the wheelie bin - and remember to close the lid.' I mean, isn't the way in which we all choose to be 'disposed', totally up to each individual? Sure, we need a clean, sanitary method and we are not against other ...

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