Guess what. We only need to raise £6412 between us. That means we’ve raised £14508 so far this year. That’s more than £1k per month. That is amazing, astounding, and really very fabulous. The latest donations are from the domino runs at Ruth’s house by lots of children; and from an immensely kind donation from people who went to Ramsay’s funeral in Scotland. YAY!!
And our bloodometer is at 36. Thanks Megan.
And feedback on the Poem for Rosie – “It is a work of genius”. So glad you all like it as much as we do. We’ve had such lovely emails, cards and letters from people over these past few days. Sylvie thinks next week will be the worst as it is a year from her funeral and therefore a year since Sylvie saw her. She was determined to be the last person who saw Rosie, and she closed up her coffin. I’d not really thought about that being a significant anniversary, but I guess it is. Strangely good day to remember though.
Talking of which, I knew there was something I meant to tell you about. As you regular readers know, the subject of the headstone has been a nagging worry. Up until very recently, we just couldn’t really put our minds to it, other than be sure about what we don’t want. Anyway, last weekend H.Art was on, which is where lots of artists and crafts people open up their doors. So we decided to go and look at some stone carvers. We ended up in deepest Herefordshire, at the most amazing place where you can design the headstone, choose the stone and then, if you want, help to carve it. How brilliant is that? So that’s what we’re going to do, as a bit of therapy as well. We got all sorts of ideas, saw stones we’d never really thought of. And discovered that grave stones are really deep if you plant them properly. And find the whole idea exciting rather than a burden now. It’ll take about a year, all told, so will work out really well for the second anniversary.
We’re getting there.