Well, Terry and I arrived home again yesterday eveningto the wet weather. We had a good break in The New Forest, where it was dry and warm nearly all weekend. The traffic was terrible travelling down on Friday, and the journey took seven hours instead of about four. The M25 was awful. We relived some old memories from our schooldays, as we went on a camping holiday to Brockenhurst when we were about 14. We knew each other then, but weren't boyfriend/girlfriend.
My friend passed away on Friday morning, it was expected, but very sad, as she has left two devastated children behind. When I had last seen her, she had been most relieved about not having had a long painful illness, and so because her deterioration had been so quick, she had not suffered for a long time. However, I look at my two children, and I feel for her children very much, as they are the same age. Her son is spending the day with my son tomorrow, and I'm glad that he can offer him a break from what must be a sad time at the moment.
I have made a very simple sympathy card.
On a lighter note, Kat has given me The 'Circle of Friends Award' and I would like to say a big thank you to her, and everyone else who sent me such lovely comments to cheer me up last week. You are good friends. I now need to pass on the award to five people and let them know. They are:
Jo my Graphicus Guild buddy with the wicked sense of humour who wants me to join the POT Noodle self help group
Anne so busy joining in all the challenges, with a great talent an eye for colour and a love of stamping to match my own
Lynne K who is a faithful follower of my blog, a lover of butterflies, and tries to use her old stash up like I should
Lisa a great photographer who loves her flowers and follows my blog faithfully and is always there for me
Lesley a fellow Graphicus Guild member who looks out for me on my blog