Busy, busy, busy this weekend. Quick dash into Gloucester on Sat morning and then over to Rosie’s grave to put up another decoration now the winds have died down. The churchyard looks as though all the residents have got together and decided it’s time to get their act together for Christmas. Last week, when we took down the big silver star for Rosie, there wasn’t much going on elsewhere. This week, in complete contrast, there were loads of Christmas wreaths on all the neighbouring graves and new bunches of flowers, and holly berries and little stars; it looks brilliant. Rosie’s now got a silver branchlet, with decorations from Cal, a Hope fairy, a heart from Sue, Gwen and Evie, a crystal star from Celia and a Robin for Rosie from Sylvie’s tutorial. They’ve made and sold 600 for TKOE :). Here, you can have a look:
Then up to slightly snowy Halifax for fab niece Maddie’s 18th birthday. Should have taken lots of photos, but once I’d had the first glass of wine rather than the cup of tea on arrival, photo records fell by the wayside. Had a good time seeing people we’ve not seen for ages (and ages and ages in some cases) and there was a rousing game of ‘G’day Bruce’ at midnight.
Then this morning, over to meet Peter at the brand new Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice in Huddersfield where we looked round a fabulous building, heard about all the hospice at home services and saw the Yorkshire tribute to Rosie. This is Calum in his special tribute visiting pose. The tribute reads ‘beautiful, brilliant, fiesty Rosie Kilburn’ if you can’t read it.
We’ve been thinking about once Christmas is over, how shall we celebrate Rosie’s birthday on 3rd Jan. We’re thinking bonfires and sky lanterns (without wirey bits) and the 2012 TKOE challenge. She liked a good bonfire. Cal is reading this out as I type this, which is slightly unnerving, so I shall stop now.
Only 5 days then Christmas starts . . ..