25 Jun

Rosie’s been in our thoughts a lot this week. Woke up and there was Rosie’s cheery face on Facebook, connected to an article about Monkeyface and You’re Amazing.

Had a lovely day with Cal on Sunday and there were loads of birds swooping around which would have terrified her. Not one for birds, our Rosie.

Then on the way home, one of the songs we played at her funeral came on. That was sad.

Yesterday, I gave a short talk to some very kind people, about Rosie and The Knock on Effect, and all of you. And met two mums whose daughters knew Rosie.

Then tonight, Sylv brought in some drawers which belonged to Rosie. Full of necklaces, bangles, earrings and…hair slides. It was the hair slides which set me off. And the smell, of her.

Jo xx


6 Responses to “Smell”

  1. Helen n Harrie June 25, 2015 at 9:28 pm #

    Aw bless you. There will always be those unexpected moments of sadness. Sending u a big hug xxx From one mum to another the comment about hair slides….. I think if I had been with you, my eyes may have leaked a little bit too xxx

  2. Lucy n Russ June 25, 2015 at 9:52 pm #


  3. Sue McConnell June 26, 2015 at 2:54 am #

    Thinking of you.

  4. celia butler June 28, 2015 at 10:27 pm #


  5. dawn July 13, 2015 at 7:10 am #

    I found this quote for you Jo….

    ‘Your absence goes through me
    Like a thread through a needle
    Everything I do
    Is stitched with its’ colour’

    And what bright, beautiful colours that is.
    Big hug x

  6. Dave jones July 17, 2015 at 3:28 pm #

    Oh Jo, I continue to read yr blog & marvel at what yr still doing with TKOE, I think you’re an amazing family, Rosie has left such an awe inspiring legecy, fond memories of you all whilst working on your house. Dave Jones ( decorator)

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