Christmas lights and babies

20 Dec

Ha! oh! This is all in italics.  I didn’t ask it to do that. I think I’ll leave it for tonight though, as it’s got a pleasantly festive air to it. Looks like you feel the morning after a good Christmas party.

Anyway, just a quick post to say that Rosie’s been given her own set of battery operated Christmas lights. We considered festooning her grave, but we decided we wanted to enjoy them every night, so they are outside in a bit of the garden she liked.

And. . . two babies have been named after Rosie. One is already born and is called Rosie for her first name; the other is yet to be born, but is going to be Rose for a middle name. How good is that?

And thank you Meg for the message on the RIP Rosie Kilburn Facebook page and then all the comments that followed. Rosie loved Christmas.

Jo

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6 Responses to “Christmas lights and babies”

  1. Debbie December 20, 2011 at 10:38 pm #

    Wonderful, it’s great that Rosie has her own set of lights and very appropriate. I am delighted too to hear about Calum getting a place at Foxes. Of course, i am not surprised having experienced his cooking skills. I am sure he would have wowed him with his cake and won them over with his personality.
    I have just been to see Dame Edna in Dick Whittington. First time I have been to a pantomime since I was about 7! It is on in Wimbledon and has had great reviews – well deserved. Now a bit hoarse. Can’t imagine why..
    Debbie x

  2. celia butler December 21, 2011 at 9:16 am #

    It’s a lovely idea to have a special place in the garden. Nothing to stop you having lights there all year round if you want to.
    And lovely also to have those babies named after Rosie. What a special tribute, and yet another way that she lives on as far into the future as any of us can see. x

  3. margaret crisp December 21, 2011 at 12:38 pm #

    Hi, glad to hear that Rosie’s grave is decorated for christmas and that there is also a tribute in your garden. I agree that the lights could be kept up all year, and lit on nice summer evenings….
    Those babies will have a lot to live up to, named afer Rosie! She touched so many of us.
    We will have a quiet christmas here in Brittany, just the two of us,eating our main meal in the evening.
    mags

  4. Lucy and russ December 21, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    After mum died, Russ went out and bought a Maple tree and planted it. Mum always wanted to go to New England in the Fall and see all the amazing tree colours, now we have our own ‘nanna tree’ in the garden that is a stunning red colour in autumn and can be seen from many windows in our house and also as I walk back down the road from doing the school run – it makes me smile every time I look at it.

  5. Georgina December 22, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    Hello darlings

    Wonderful – fairy lights and babies! What lovely, special ways for Rosie to be in our thoughts.

    This first Christmas with her physically not with you, will I know, be awful. The first year is so hard – remembering what you were doing together during the previous year. Rosie will be shared with many people this year who have her in their hearts. I for one am going to raise a toast to her on the beach here on Christmas day.

    I will be remembering the beautiful, young, vivacious woman who used to come and visit and stay in our home and all the giggles and wondering what she would be wearing and just enjoying her company with all of us. Occasionally cooking a ‘full English breakfsast’ for those who had stayed overnight.

    So many people miss her, but what an amazing legacy she has left behind.

    Love and hugs to you all, from a warm but very wet (at the moment) Turkey – Georgina xxxx

  6. Michelle December 22, 2011 at 7:46 pm #

    How lovely is that, having babies named in Rosie’s memory. This just goes to show how much she touch the hearts of everyone.

    Hope you’re all prepared for christmas and, though it won’t be the same without Rosie, there are loads of people who will be thanking her this year for all the hard work and donations she has given and how she has made their lives better.

    So, from me, THANK YOU ROSIE, for helping others, you will always be remembered. An inspirational woman 🙂

    Mic xx

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