Yes, of course. It’s the 12th today. 16 months…..not that we’d planned it to coincide with the date, but we went to look at the stone which the stone carvers have found for Rosie. It’s a piece of slate – a beautiful wild stone. Here it is:
It’ll stay this shape - we just have to work out what we want on it and how. Do we put Rosie Kilburn? Or her full name – Rosalind Elinor Davidson Kilburn. Should we put one on the front and one on the back?
Do we put full dates of birth and death – or just the years? Words or numbers? Epitaph?
And the font. The font. How on earth are we going to decide that?
Next step is the drawings. I’m hoping the stone will decide for us. Sylv was helping, but quite understandably has decided she doesn’t really want to think about what to put on her dead sister’s headstone.
We went to Lille last weekend. Just the four of us, on the train for Rosie’s 21st. We thought she’d have liked that. Although she’d have hated the place we had a birthday meal at – it had no chicken! She’d have enjoyed Lille though. Really nice place.
Sylv’s choosing GCSE options at the moment. Tricky…..and Cal – Cal is back at Foxes. He has rung us to say he has bought a Valentine’s card but he doesn’t know who for. Oh dear.