Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Taken on a brilliant walk last Friday!


I logged on this morning to find an email from one of my American cousins to say that her dad, who I was very fond of, had died in a hospice on Friday. She’d also lost her uncle a few months ago and one of her brothers was very ill.

Although I hadn’t seen them for years, the news still came as a terrible shock. I saved up and went out there for six weeks many years ago and had such a brilliant time: one that I will never forget.

I feel so sorry for her, having so much loss to endure in one year, but sometimes life does that. You think you’re going along on a roll, everything finally calms down and you have a good time and then - bang - the cards come tumbling down and you wonder how on earth to struggle through the days.

As we get older, the chances of losing our loved ones increase, obviously, and we have to start really thinking about how to best use the time we’ve got. I’ve been thinking that, a lot, and I know several other friends of mine have too.

ON a brighter note, I went to a fabulous golden wedding party on Saturday, full of lovely friends, great food, singing, love and joy and a great ceilidh. If it hadn’t been for getting back to Moll, I would have danced all night…..

Then on the Sunday my mate Viv and I did the most wonderful walk on Twelve Men’s Moor for my new book. It was quite stunning, and the most beautiful sunset on the way back…

So here’s to life, love and friends. Let's make the most of it all while we can.

10 comments:

Patsy said...

Totally agree about making the most of our lives.

Sally said...

Yes indeed, Sue. We must grab every moment and share the love! xx

Flowerpot said...

Sally - and Saturday was a brilliant example wasn't it? xx

Flowerpot said...

Good to meet you Patsy - and today is a glorious autumn morning with a clear blue sky, have just taken the dog out and settling down to work!

ADDY said...

I agree, Flowerpot. I tend to go to a lot of funerals these days and no weddings or christenings! As you say, it comes with the age. I too got some very bad news about 5 weeks ago that shook me to the core. A very dear friend in Germany had died, shortly after she retired. She was fit and healthy (an energetic Sports and English teacher) but suddenly got diagnosed with a brain tumour at Easter which two operations failed to solve. I'm certainly going to make sure I grab things while I can.

Flowerpot said...

Addy - so sorry to hear your news. Hope you are feeling a bit better - take care X

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Sorry to hear about your sad news. I agree, we need to make the most of everything and the people close to us as much as possible. x

Melissa Marsh said...

I'm so very sorry to hear about your cousin's father, especially since it was a shock. Those are the worst, I think, because you have no warning and no way to prepare for it.

Hope you're having an awesome fall! Enjoy the last episode of season 2 of Poldark! We have a few more to go over here. :)

Flowerpot said...

Melissa - thanks for condolences - yes, when life catches you on the hop its always harder isn't it? Loved last Poldark last night - will sorely miss it on Sunday nights!

Flowerpot said...

Debs - we really must. today is a beautiful day hope it is with you - so we must make the most of the sunshine, tooX