Friday, 26 March 2010
Well March has certainly been a month of hatches, matches and dispatches...

We had the fab wedding party- we are still eating party food now!

The magical news of Fudge's foal- who I have now been to visit, she is the cheekiest, cutest little button and I took some muddy photos of her.
(I also managed to fit in that visit to Betty's tea rooms at Harlow Carr with MrsC- but it appears that the delicious traditional afternoon tea was not calorie free after all)

And with life's bitter sweet irony we have also lost loved ones.
We lost my new mum-in-law on Monday after a short illness. I didn't really get a chance to know Lily properly- I wish I had, she appears to have been an amazing woman, raising six children on a pit wage. And doing a fine job of it too. We have the funeral next week. God bless Lily, sleep peacefully now.

Also on the same day I lost my Loulou. Not quite the same as losing a relative I know but no easier on the heart. My beautiful girl lived for 18 and a half years- a good age for any dog. She was loved every day of her life. Loulou went totally blind at the age of two but coped with this with grace, courage and good humour. She was the happiest dog I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and never happier than when she was playing fetch- she would listen for where the ball fell then go snuffling about in the general area with that sensitive Springer nose, to return triumphant and drop the ball at my feet already dancing for me to throw it again. She will be missed. The house already feels a little emptier without her, but I will always know that my life was richer for having known her, there will always be a piece of my heart that belongs only to Loulou and I will treasure our wonderful memories like precious jewels until we meet again for our eternal game of fetch. Sleep tight princess xx

I make no apology for the sombre tone of this post- although it should really be read as a celebration of the life of two outstanding souls - but life includes sad days and that is why we treasure the happy ones. The events of the last week have made me resolve to appreciate life a little more and especially the happy things and things that make me happy


driftwood said...

sorry for your losses x

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