3 Jan

So, Rosie would be 25 today. 25???? That’s a whole quarter of a century. I wonder what she’d be doing – having a grand old time, whatever it was.

We aren’t going away for her birthday until Feb, to accommodate A level revision and mocks. Good job really because Chris has been ill since the beginning of time, it feels like. So that would not have been fun. Cal is going to the pantomime, as he officially has the best social life of all of us at the moment. We’re off to Reykjavik in 6 weeks though.

Not being away has been pretty hard. Got into a fairly pointless anger about her not being here. When we’re away it’s much easier to stay focussed on other things.

Anyway, what we can do is announce the birthday TKOE donations this year, which is a much happier thought.

Drum roll please……….

This year, Hope Support Services and Forget Me Not Childrens Hospice will get Β£1250 each. Yay πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

This is all thanks to TKOE supporters who have continued to raise money, one way or another. Thank you – it means so much to us and to all the other people who are helped by the work the organisations do. Rosie would be very proud.

We’ve still to hit the Β£50k barrier, but we’re not far off. And from April I’m going to be giving some more time to TKOE as I’m leaving my job to have a bit of a different work/life balance. More of that in a future post πŸ˜€πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜±

Here’s some pictures or our beautiful Rosie, 25 today.

Jo xx

8 Responses to “25”

  1. Kath January 3, 2017 at 4:35 pm #

    So glad Forget Me Not’s benefitting. And happy birthday, Rosie! x

  2. thissceptredisle January 3, 2017 at 5:20 pm #

    Thought of Ro last week. I dropped one of our Bad Day mugs, so I just thought, that’s the way it is πŸ™‚
    PS Rick Stein’s prog tonight is on Reykjavik. Have a great time.

  3. Dawn January 3, 2017 at 5:32 pm #

    Jo, yes I’m sure that Rosie would have a grand time planned for a quarter of a century…fun fun fun all the way no doubt 😊. Thinking of Rosie and all of you. So lovely to see how Cal continues to impress you and make you so proud. How wonderful. As are the fab donations and your impending freedom from your job, yay! X

  4. celia butler January 3, 2017 at 5:44 pm #

    Whatever else she’d be doing I think Rosie would greatly approve of you taking bold steps and making big changes. Thinking of you all on this special but difficult day.xx

  5. Georgina January 4, 2017 at 1:37 pm #

    Belated Happy Birthday to Rosie!!! Such a wonderful young lady. You are truly an amazing family. Amy is currently in Australia, I am sure she is living so much to the full to include Rosie. Big hug and love to you all – Georgina and family xxxxx PS I always visit Rosie when I am in the U.K.

  6. Fiona Seller January 5, 2017 at 11:39 am #

    Thinking of you all especially Rosie. You will love Reykyavik. Make sure to have some fermented shark.
    Can you send me your email address Jo – sent you an email but it returned address unknown so I think address I have is out of date.

  7. HopeSupportServices (@Hope_Support) January 6, 2017 at 10:26 am #

    Wow that’s fantastic, thank you so much to everyone who has helped raise such an amazing amount! We hope you have a lovely time in Reykyavik πŸ™‚

  8. Deborah Crosby January 15, 2017 at 1:16 am #

    Ooh, hope you see the northern lights and get to bathe in a hot geyser! I would love to visit Iceland. I am sure you will love it.

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