Animation by my publisher – Bloomsbury

I really wish I could remember when the lovely people from Bloomsbury came to my house along with the two lovely guys from the animation company……..but I can’t…It must have been before Christmas as the animators were kind enough to send me the original prints used in the animation, which I framed and gave one each to Sarah and Gemma for Christmas.

I do remember having a wonderful day and laughing lots…..

They wanted to produce a simple yet beautiful animation to promote my book, and beautiful it certainly is, especially since my girls have become 2 cartoon characters within it🤣

Well we had to keep the animation under wraps until this week, which has been so hard that I had to delete the email with any mention of it so it wouldn’t pop into my head.

Secrets are usually very safe with me, for obvious reasons, but I often forget the rules around what I can and can’t share …….🙄

However, this week it went live and now I can finally share it on my blog – phew! Hope this works…….and….I hope you like it……


About wendy7713

On the 31st July 2014 I was diagnosed with Young Onset Dementia. I may not have much of a short term memory anymore but that date is one I’ll never forget. I’m 58 years young, live happily alone in Yorkshire, have 2 daughters and I’m currently still in full time employment in the NHS. However, I’m now in the process of taking early retirement to give me a chance of enjoying life while I’m still me. I've started this blog to allow me, in the first instance, to write all my thoughts before they’re lost. If anyone chooses to follow my ramblings it will serve as a way of raising awareness on the lack of research into Alzheimer's. It will hopefully convey the helplessness of those diagnosed with dementia, as there is no cure – the end is inevitable. However, I’m also hoping I can convey that, although we've been diagnosed, people like me still have a substantial contribution to make; we still have a sense of humour; we sill have feelings. I’m hoping to show the reality of trying to cope on a day to day basis with the ever-changing environment that dementia throws at those diagnosed with the condition. What I want is not sympathy. What I want is simply to raise awareness.

18 thoughts on “Animation by my publisher – Bloomsbury

  1. Great animation. Wonderful moment for you Wendy seeing your daughters in a cartoon, a memory they will hold onto for ever. I found it very emotional. You started with this blog not knowing if anyone was out there or respond, and now you have your own book, a memory which will last. All I can is well done and keep going

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  2. It’s all so wonderful, Wendy and I love following your story. I was going through some photo albums, from years ago, and didn’t know some of the people in the photos. I don’t know if I ever did, like my brother’s friend,or a cousin I met once or twice. I understand and feel the same sadness, but until I read your post I couldn’t put it in context. Thank you for your sharings. They do help keep my own journey in proper prospective.

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