Hello again

7 Dec

Hello there. It’s all been a bit busy the last few weeks. So when the third person asked if I’d given up the blog, I thought it was about time I checked back in. I’ve not given it up, not at all. But work and other things have just been relentlessly busy since our lovely trip to GRH to pick up that big fat cheque. And as it gets towards Christmas, it gets harder again, and sometimes that makes it difficult to write. Which is infuriating, because at other times, writing really helps.

We’re all getting along pretty well, apart from the winter viruses which are sweeping around. We’re also in the middle of mocks season. Chris and my grasp of chemistry, biology and physics has been revealed to be be a significant weakness. We’re pretty good on English though. And beer.

Cal is just fine in his semi independent flat. He seems to go for a surprising number of haircuts, so we’re expecting to find him shaven headed when we go to pick him up for Christmas next term. He’s going to be doing some work experience in our local shop for a few days when he comes home, helping them do deep cleaning for the new year. He’s a trained operative of course, so he should find it very easy. As long as they have the right colour cloths. He will be quite strict about that.

On the TKOE front, we’ve been sadly lazy. But we’ve got a wedding coming up next year which is raising funds for TKOE; and Miss Deborah Morgenstern, geography teacher and beech leaf noyeau maker, also got married and all her guests raised money for Hope Support Services. Such a brilliant idea. Thank you to all of them for doing that.

Now, Amy, Rosie’s friend, is going off travelling next year, and wants to do things for TKOE whilst she’s at it. Any ideas? Rosie would have been 23 in January, so she’s wondering about something to do with 23. But not sure what.

So, the blog is still running. TKOE is still running. We’re still running. And still remembering Rosie.

Jo xx


7 Responses to “Hello again”

  1. Mags December 7, 2014 at 7:45 pm #

    Am pleased to see you’re back as have missed you! I like the snow, too, but hope it’s restricted to the computer and doesn’t actually appear outside!

  2. Jill Elliott December 7, 2014 at 8:14 pm #

    Nice to hear from you, I often wear my TKOE sweat shirt with pride xx

  3. HopeSupportServices (@Hope_Support) December 8, 2014 at 9:25 am #

    Thank you so much to Deborah and David (and guests!) for their kind donations to Hope, we’re very grateful. 🙂 Lovely as always to receive your blog Jo and catch up with the world of TKOE.

  4. SAMMYJAY December 10, 2014 at 11:11 am #

    Ive been meaning to contact you since last month to let you know i have finally conquered my fears and FINALLY donated blood!!! Happy to add to your ‘blood count’!! 🙂 HAPPY CHRISTMAS YOU LOVELY PEOPLE!!

  5. Deborah Crosby December 24, 2014 at 8:45 am #

    I didn’t know it was possible to do a GCSE in beer. I think I will sign up for that one if I’m not too late. I am prepared to do some cramming to catch up! Glad to know the blog is still going.
    Having survived until now with no virus whatsoever today, on Christmas Eve, I find myself with a sore throat and have been coughing since 3am. Brilliant. Now, how do I keep that away from the 88 year olds, given that I in in their house? Should I pop to Boots and wear a face mask all Christmas?
    Hope you have a good time, and I am remembering Ro.

  6. Liane Reddy January 17, 2015 at 4:43 pm #

    Yay my wedding !! not long now , i only ever met Rosie a few times because of my niece Becky Gough but think she would have loved our theme , 1950s dresses , giant pinwheels , rock lollies on the end of the pews I have a feeling a few small children will want to be sat next to them !! Giant balloons beach games and colours of the Rainbow !!

    We are collecting for The Knock on Effect and we will have some pictures of Rosie on our tables so people can see exactly who we are on about , I know we have spoken about it already but im going to ask Becky to contact friends etc and we will have little postcards or something similer with a bit about Rosie and the Charity on the tables , fingers crossed we raise a decent amount for you guys and as soon as Becky is back in Gloucester after she will have the money to give to you ,

    What ever your up to Rosie have a fab birthday !! xxx

    • theknockoneffect February 5, 2015 at 9:37 pm #

      Hey, that sounds fabulous and yes, Ro would love your theme. It all sounds wonderful. Hope we can have some photos of it too. Jo xx

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