Books in Memory2021-04-21T14:09:27+00:00

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Hugo and Daddy’s Night Time Adventures

by Ric Hart

This children’s book came to mind around six months after losing Jade. I found inspiration to create a message for our son Hugo through bedtime stories, converting negative loss into positive magic in the night sky.  So Hugo can dream of his Mummy. I created the book during the COVID-19 lock-down, finding a way to be creative with my time, and create a legacy for Jade which will live on for decades to come.

When Hugo lost his Mummy ‘Jade’ straight after he was born, many beautiful things were made for him. These included a special ‘Mummy cushion’ and also a lavender scented teddy, which was created from one of her dresses. Hugo’s Mummy t-shirts, which are hanging as bunting in Hugo’s room, have been worn for many charity 10K and half marathon runs in memory of her. Daddy even went the extra mile to fulfil his promise to Jade, of running a full marathon. Her nine months of carrying Hugo was honoured by nine months of training before completing the Yorkshire Marathon in 2019.
 A personalised travel belt for clipping on Hugo and daddy’s backpacks reflects all the adventures to come.
The heart symbols lay on Mummy’s resting place – red representing daddy, green for Mummy and blue for Hugo. There is also a shooting star included for Mummy and as hope for Hugo and daddy’s future, the H symbol also represents this as a sign of Hope and for the initials for Hugo Hart.



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Pupy Love

by Ric Hart

Following the loss of Jade I was mentally and psychically dealing with all my emotions, alongside bringing up my new born son as a single parent. I found one way to provide true therapy for myself; writing a biography of our lives together, and other amazing times we shared – Pupy Love.  I also wrote this book during the COVID-19 lock-down, 2000 words each day, which helped manage my time well with my son.  It provided me with the therapy and positive thought process I needed at the start of every day.

This book allowed me to revisit each moment and cherish everything about our time together.  Writing it was certainly an emotional roller-coaster. Becoming an author, for me, was the best way of dealing with everything, and proved to be valuable therapy.



Hugo and Daddy’s Superhero Adventures

by Ric Hart

Hugo and Daddy’s Superhero Adventures tells the story of Hugo becoming a superhero in his own right. Having a conversation with Daddy at night before he goes to bed about flying in the sky, and his own super powers as a little boy around 4-5 years old.

Daddy produced this book as a projection, so one day when Hugo is that little bit older he can recognise all the good Daddy did with his own strength. Hugo one day can rely on his own self belief and confidence that everyone has a super power inside, we just have to dig deep within.

Superhero Adventures should hit the shelves late summer 2021.



The Children’s Bereavement Centre is a local registered charity providing early intervention support for children and young people, age 3-18, who are experiencing life-changing trauma due to the death or terminal illness of someone they love. Based in Newark the charity has venues across Nottinghamshire and has been providing its unique range of specialist support free of charge to the families that need it across Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire for 16 years. During that time we have helped thousands of children, young people and their families and years later we remain the only specific specialist bereavement service for 3-18 year olds in the area and we continue to fill a vital gap in local service provision.

Hugo and Daddy’s Thailand Adventures

by Ric Hart

This children’s adventure book came to mind simply because myself and Jade (Mummy) got married in Thailand in April 2015, and travelled to many special places during our month away, and also hit some other very special islands in 2016 together. Where Jade found her special place Koh Lipe.

The book shares the journey we both took where Daddy shows Hugo all our special places with lots of special meaning, so one day we can both go backpacking to Thailand and relive some amazing moments for Hugo to experience. Daddy just can’t wait for this trip with Hugo.


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“Treat every working day like your first, and every day like your last”

Jade Hart

“It’s not how hard you can get hit, it’s about how much you can take and keep moving forward.”

Ric Hart

“Life’s not a sprint it’s a marathon, your choices and daily routine will give you what you seek moving forward”

Ric Hart

“2017 changed me, 2018 broke me, 2019 opened my eyes, 2020 I’m coming back”

Ric Hart

“Allow your passion to become purpose and one day it will become your profession”

Ric Hart

“It’s not who I am underneath, it’s what i do that defines me”

Ric Hart

Grief is the last act of love we have to give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love.

Ric Hart

Little by little we let go of loss, but never of love.

Ric Hart

Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.

Ric Hart

FEAR has two meanings – Forget Everything And Run, or Face Everything and Rise.  The choice is yours.

Ric Hart

Because someone we love is in heaven, there’s little bit of heaven in our home.

Ric Hart

I cried endlessly when you died but I promise, I won’t let the tears mar the smiles that you’ve given me when you were alive.

Ric Hart

Latest Contributions

Jade with her grandad

Jade with her grandad Barry....we remember them both with so much love, everyday but especially at this time of year....hope they're together watching over us! Kim Medlock

Thailand 2015

A very emotional and special memory of walking Jade down the aisle in Thailand 6 years ago. Love you Dad xxx

Easter 2015

Easter 2015, Jade was the most beautiful and happiest bride.....and she so deserved to be.....always thoughtful, caring and kind.... an absolute joy and fun to be with. Missed

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