5 Oct

A large box arrived yesterday. A mystery box. With writing we didn’t recognise. It took ages to open, because it was so well wrapped with parcel tape.

When we finally got into it there was an envelope for TKOE, a card for me and a picture of an exasperated angel.

The angel and card were from Claire who is a blog reader who sent Rosie brilliant emails and little presents. And she sent us the angel picture because ours was the right place for it to be. And she is right. She is sitting in front of me now and reminds me of Rosie. The exasperated bit, at least.

The TKOE envelope was from a 97 year old via Claire, for TKOE. Β£6162 to go. Thank you so much Claire, and your neighbour, for the card, the angel and the donation. I hope the house move goes well.

We see Cal in two weeks. He has taken to ringing us up as well as texting now, which means Chris, Sylv and I get told his meals during the day and then we find out verbally from him in the evening. We’re expecting him to be double his usual size.

He is learning how to be a waiter this term, so we know a lot about table laying and holding hot plates with cloths. It sounds far more specialised than you’d think.

Now, you must all go and see the film ‘Untouchable’. Best film we’ve seen in ages. Go. And see what you think. And while you are at it, if you ever get the chance to see something by Paper Cinema, do it.Β  I can’t describe what they do, because I don’t know how to. It is the simplest yet most incredibly creative story telling you can imagine. Google them.

I’m writing this on Rosie’s lap top. It’s quite a strange feeling.

Jo xx

3 Responses to “Angel”

  1. celia butler October 6, 2012 at 10:23 am #

    What a very special surprise for you. Please may we have a photo of your exasperated angel, because I’ve never seen one?
    Sounds like Cal is having a great time. Hasn’t he done well to adapt to such a big change? He’ll be silver serving all your meals when he’s home for hoiidays, and you’d better get those napkins ironed…
    Cinema tips noted, will check out what’s on around here. And it’s rather lovely for you to blog on Rosie’s laptop, carrying on what she started even more directly.
    Have a good weekend. x

  2. Michelle October 6, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    As long as you don’t get a Weeping angel you’re okay πŸ™‚ You’d be left staring all the time, grins.
    Sounds like Cal is having a grand time, I bet you’re well pleased πŸ™‚

  3. dawn October 13, 2012 at 8:51 am #

    Hi all,
    Thanks for the heads up on Untouchable…went to see it last night and soooo glad did. What a fabulously funny french film (…ffff !). As a nurse this was so refreshingly non p.c! And isn’t the french language lovely to listen to?
    Glad to hear Cal is settling in well πŸ™‚
    p.s having read your other blog, we did go a bit quiet but we are still around dipping in and out of your so beautifully written blogs that are def deserving of Rosie’s laptop. Never fear we are here! x

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