I knew at the beginning of the year that it was going to be a difficult one. I didn’t know at the time that it was going to be the MOST difficult one ever, for me. But then, what can you expect when life changing decisions are made, and need to be acted upon………….. So […]
My Christmas was good, as good as I’d hoped for. Quiet on the day itself, which is what my man and I had wanted as it was our first proper Christmas together. But after that, we had various visitors, including my new muse and her husband. I always enjoy their company, as much as they […]
It’s funny (and not in a good way) having a funeral so close to Christmas. Two days before Christmas and most people are doing the supermarket dash, getting the sherry infused ingredients ready for the trifle, making the beds up for the in-laws staying and doing the last minute wrapping before the kids find the […]
It’s a reflective time, and certainly a strange one. People are wishing me a Happy Christmas full of good cheer and bonhomie and all I can think about is a funeral to arrange. Christmas seems a long way away……… I open the cards that the postman brings, and am not prepared for what is there inside. A mix of the expected […]
I’ve been to a lot of funerals. Too many of them, for sure. But part of life is dealing with death. I haven’t arranged many funerals though – only my fathers, and this one for my mum. And whatever hymns we sang that day for him would have been chosen by her. Although the song that was […]
Today’s the day my Mum died. It’s been a big year. And now this. I’ll talk some more about my Mum. But not today.
The invite was for lunch, and we gladly accepted. I knew she did a proper Sunday lunch regularly for her extended family, and was greatly touched that she wanted to include me and my man in that gathering. We arrived early. Well, 42 hours early to be exact, but that’s another story! And during that time I had been able to show […]
Today the house that I’ve been renting for the last three months, finally, belongs to me. Paid for. Completed. Now I can start to put pictures on the walls!!!!
The world continues to be a winter wonderland – I’ve never seen such beautiful hoar frost, covering all the twigs and foliage alike. The other day I was driving home on a lovely country road surrounded by open fields and hedgerows, and as I turned a corner saw before me a fabulous oak tree all […]
As it’s been a while since I did a proper painting, one from start to finish, with all the thought process’s that are involved with it, so I didn’t expect it to be easy. When I say “proper painting” I don’t mean one where I am just copying a basic scene from a photo, I mean […]