17 Sep

Do you know, no one in Greenland  – or indeed Iceland – reads this blog. There’s a fancy new thing on WordPress which shows you where your blog readers are. All over the world, as it happens. I thought Scotland was quite fancy, but that’s just local people when I look at the map. But no one in Greenland does. 😦 Anyone able to get someone in Greenland or Iceland interested?

Thank you for that wonderful net of memories, messages and words last week for the one year anniversary of Rosie’s death. It was a tough day, but – and it’s a big BUT – we had a brilliant evening. A gathering of her friends ( I didn’t count which is why I’m being vague) met and covered her grave with flowers, watched by the cows in the neighbouring field. Then we sat on a hill overlooking the churchyard and laid out all the things we’d each brought for the picnic. This time watched by the sheep. And then it poured with rain. Which was sort of appropriate as it was sunny then rainy and windy, then sunny again. But we sat through it under a collection of umberellas, because if Rosie could go through what she went through, we could sit through the rain.

And then, and then, and then, we went to the village hall car park, where her funeral was last year, and set off lanterns. No one got burned in the process, and we didn’t set anything on fire, and it was magical. Then hot chocolates back at ours and we all sat and watched the video which accompanies The Poem for Rosie WHICH YOU ONLY GET ACCESS TO AS A SPECIAL TREAT IF YOU BUY THE CD OF THE POEM. That was me shouting to all those new followers in Greenland who you’ve rustled up.

Talking of which, poem sales are going brilliantly, so thank you. And Mike’s wooden signs too. And they are limited edition, so I’d get down there quickly.

There’s been some superb ways people have remembered Rosie – Rocks for Rosie has a new sterling silver line out specially – will put the link on later as am in a hurry now, but you can find them on Facebook, even if you don’t have an account – three people (and soon to be four) had tattoos on the day or the day after, so they have a permanent reminder of Rosie; balloons were let off, chicken dinners galore were scoffed up and down the land and lots of people watched the Rosie videos on the blog.

And lots of children from Ruth’s house in London sent us a cheque for £700 which they raised through doing domino runs. For TKOE. How cool is that?  Thank you everyone. Total will go up tomorrow, along with the bloodometer again. Because it’s late, and I’m tired, and can’t count straight.

Jo xx



8 Responses to “Greenland”

  1. Yvonne Moore September 18, 2012 at 5:37 am #

    Hello Jo,
    I read this blog from Australia. Love reading the stories that honour your daughter Rosie’s memory. I am sure Rosie will never be forgotten.

    • theknockoneffect September 18, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

      Oh! Hello there and thank you for introducing yourself. You must possibly be our furthest away blog reader 🙂 Jo xx

  2. Lucy Henderson September 18, 2012 at 7:36 am #

    Hi Jo, I was in Paris last week and lit two candles in notre dame for Rosie (I thought one wouldn’t be enough) I’ve still got your Paris book (which came in very handy!) so I will return it when I see you next. There may be another mountain in my sights but I’ve got to speak to the others first 😛 hope you’re all doing well 🙂 x

  3. celia butler September 18, 2012 at 8:11 am #

    Well done on turning such a difficult day into a triumph – but of course you would. It all sounds perfect.
    The link to the Roses for Rosie album (with the sterling silver special edition) is
    And yay! for all the brilliant ways that people keep on fundraising for TKOE. x

    • celia butler September 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

      PS – I’ve never even met anyone from Greenland, although I did once live next door to someone of Icelandic heritage….

  4. Kah Choon January 25, 2016 at 3:37 pm #

    I got a reader from Greenland, check this out:

    • theknockoneffect January 27, 2016 at 7:16 pm #

      Yay! Well done Kah Choon. I’m very jealous. Jo

      • Kah Choon January 28, 2016 at 12:08 am #

        Thanks for your appreciation, keep it up!

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