You are all wonderful. Yes, you do all cheer us up.
Because Rosie was generally so happy, we decided not to spend much time being sad with her. After all, we had plenty of time to be sad later. So some days it feels like we’ve got double/quadruple/centuple sadness to deal with. And this morning was one of those mornings, for me at least. I hadn’t been prepared at all for the roller coaster of emotions – happily buttering toast one minute, catch sight of Rosie’s pot of jam, fall apart, 20 minutes later incandescently angry at the unfairness of it all; half an hour beyond that chatting contentedly to the herd of black cows with a flash of yellow ear tags waiting for us when we go to check how Rosie’s grave is looking. I thought you felt the same all the time and gradually it changed. Silly, really.
So, you have all been busy – posting links, finding knock on effects we can create and revealing previous Blue Peter talents. So . . .
Barbara – here is the link to the photos of our celebration of Rosie, in case you didn’t get it from the links Celia and Lin posted:
Just click on the dots under the pictures. If that doesn’t work, let us know, as the Citizen have very kindly provided us with the photos too.
Now, who feels like creating a virtual knock on effect for Hope Support Services in Ross on Wye? You do? Good. Go on down to http://communityforce.natwest.com/ and vote for Hope Support Services in Ross on Wye. They are in the Education and Young People section. How good would it be if between us we got them £6000. They are one of Rosie’s favourites (possibly her top favourite). Spread the word to everyone you know too. And thanks Jill for doing that search.
I’ve had a quick look to see if there are any other projects to vote for which would get the TKOE thumbs up. OK, I got irritated with the site – so I think the other two votes can be free votes for whoever you want. Unless, of course, you find something so TKOEish – organisations that help family and friends affected by cancer – that you pass on the word to all of us. And then we can try and get a double or treble knock on effect.
And the last link I’ve got is for the fabulous and brilliant poet, Tony Walsh. We are cooking up with him the best way to make A Poem for Rosie available, and I think you’ll approve. You can find out more about him and get hold of more of his work if you take a little trip along to www.longfella.co.uk
Gruntley, Rosie’s teddy is now wearing the Blue Peter badge, with pride.