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Married to the lovely Geoffrey, my soulmate. I have two fantastic big kids,both married, whom I love and miss every day I'm not with them, but I know they're living and loving their lives and we make up for time when we get together.I now have three granddaughters too...

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Sincerely.......Thank You.

Two weeks on, it seems like a lifetime sometimes, but then, it feels like minutes ago.
We are getting into different patterns in our daily lives.
Dewi is getting used to sleeping on his own.
Geoff is getting used to not having a little white shadow chasing him about.
Me?
I'm just getting used to it, whatever 'it' is.
Family, friends and bloggers have been marvellous, thank you. Thank you for all your comments left on my blog, 74! I can't believe it!
Thank you for all the emails, the phone calls and texts..
I actually went out yesterday, for the first time in 2 weeks, with Chris, Sandy and Judith, we went to Jean's coffee morning. Jean brought a huge amount fabric ,yarn, patterns, books and other crafty goodies over to Crete but now is unable to use most of it so she's selling it.

We have seeds, seedlings and plants growing in the kypos. Oh, yes we have.......John..!
I've got a couple of ideas up my sleevies...
I've borrowed a couple of ?? to do some carding, of a fleece that I've washed. Sorry, don't know the words but I'm sure someone will help me out??
From Jean's, I bought an old crochet pattern book and some fine yarn.............
Leonie has started her new business, good luck! Had my eyebrows waxed yesterday, thank you Leonie. It was painless, honest!She'll wax anything for you......................or your man!
The biggest news is, I'm off to Dubai on Tuesday...wow!!
It's a birthday gift from Bethan, my daughter.She organised it ages ago. We're going to stay with friends who we've known for 30 years.So I'm really looking forward to catching up with Liz and Kev, saw them 7 years ago last, when they came to our wedding (7 years ago TOMORROW!! Happy Anniversary Geoff xxxx)
I'm arriving a day earlier then Bethan. (Her weekend is Thurs. and Fri. in Saudi Arabia) Liz and I will have lost our voices by then.
We're going to do some shopping and some sight seeing, it's all very exciting. I'm desperately trying to find some 'tidy' clothes (sounds Welsh!!)
p.s. in case you're wondering, the black and white photo above?? It was taken on April 17th, Greek Orthodox Good Friday this year. Geoff is holding a basket which Thali, our neighbour gave us, full of Easter biscuits, cakes and dyed eggs.. Of course, Jose is keeping a close eye on them..
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35 comments:

Judith said...

Good to have you back. Get that crochet hook out and get cracking on that pattern.

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Lovely photos Jude, have a great time in Dubai. Best wishes.

Lesley

Menopausal musing said...

Have the most wonderful break, and thank you for the comments on my blog. The ladies will have done their moonwalk by the time you have read this and they had the most atrocious weather! x

Genie said...

Have a great holiday Jude

mimilove forever said...

Hi Jude
I was saddened to read about your loss, truly a dreadful time, my thoughts and heart go out to you

I hope your trip to Dubai will help a wee bit
xx

blackbird said...

There will always be an emptiness that the loss of Jose has left for you and Geoff but life has a way of- not filling the hole- but moving around it like a river. Taking you forward whether you want to go or not.

It's wonderful that you have this trip planned with your daughter and dear friends. Have a great time catching up.

Happy anniversary!

Cynthia said...

Hi Jude,
So glad you're adapting to the difficult change in your life. May you feel uplifted on your vacation and enjoy the feeling of really living again! Love to you <3

Wild Somerset Child said...

Happy anniversary, and so pleased you feel able to move forward.

Pondside said...

Great to see that you're back blogging, Jude - you were missed!
Have a grand time in Dubai. I look forward to reading about your trip.

Vivien said...

Welcome back Jude...By the way, years ago I used to collect fleece, card it and spin it...but I was told that you should not wash the fleece if you want to spin it. Something to do with the natural oils in the wool that help the fibres twist into yarn...the wool is then washed. Have a great holiday...Vivien

yvette said...

Jude, happy anniversary and a good time in dubai.
Jose will be with you..having fun..making jokes about all the black dresses..hope you can feel it that way..
hug
yvette

Mim said...

Have a wonderful vacation - it'll be good to get away for a few days and be with friends

Maddie Grigg said...

Enjoy Dubai. So glad you've resurfaced.

Jackie said...

Its good to see you back. It took me about two weeks before I could function again so it must be the norm. Enjoy Dubai. Hope it helps.x

Sara said...

Glad your doing well, Have a good time on your trip!

Jenny said...

Have a lovely time Jude, see you soon.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Have a wonderful time in Dubai, becoming the place to travel to right now.

CJ xx

Victoria said...

I am just catching up, and my heart goes out to you at the loss of your sweet companion. I hope you find comfort in knowing what a truly great life you blessed him with. (Really and truly a great life, wow.) I wish you much joy on your travels, and for each and everyday. xo

Jenny said...

Hi again Jude, assume as you've had a nice coffee morning sale you won't be needing me to bring any fabrics over to Crete?

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Hi Jude, I just wanted to say I'm so sorry you lost Jose (Lesley told me when I saw her last). I really hope you enjoy your break away in Dubai

Best wishes, Carolyn

Calico Kate said...

Have a wonderuflly fabulous time - I m sure you will, 'tidy' clothes or no!
Great to have you back.
CKx

Ivy said...

Glad to see you are back. Happy anniversary and have a great time in Dubai.

Blu said...

I have been thinking about you. Wishing you a enjoyable trip away, take care Blu x

Kathleen said...

Aha. Now I see why you told me you've been feeling down. Sometimes, though, those accidents that "shouldn't have happened" do happen for a reason. Maybe Jose needed to make some room for another litle life that will need you soon. Maybe.

Enjoy your time in Dubai!

Kathleen said...

When you get back from Dubai, tell me how to get your loot to you. Come by my blog to get the details.

How IS Dubai, anyway?

katie jane said...

I hope you have a great time in Dubai. Just the ticket you need to distract you a little. Time heals all wounds, but it take a lot of it. You'll come around.

bindu said...

Have a great trip. The doggie pictures are so cute. It must be so hard to get used to him not being there. The trip comes at a good time. Have a happy birthday, and happy anniversary.

Kitty said...

Lovely to see you back. I think 'getting used to it' is probably right. It's all we can do really, isn't it?

I hope you have a really wonderful trip - look forward to seeing the pictures.

x

Julia said...

Its so lovely to see you again dear Jude, I hope you have a fabulous trip!

Sending love..oh, and theres a little award waiting on my blog for you to pick up next time you're passing!

With much love to you
Julia xxx

Lynn said...

Blessings on you friend...have a wonderful fun trip...sounds great. Glad you are getting out and about. Healing times. Have fun with friends and all your new creative ideas and equipment!

Lynn said...

Blessings on you friend...have a wonderful fun trip...sounds great. Glad you are getting out and about. Healing times. Have fun with friends and all your new creative ideas and equipment!

Carol said...

Hi Jude. Nice to have you back again.

Enjoy your trip. Belated anniversary greetings.

My cat died the same way as Jose. Not pleasant. You have my sympathies.

ArtSparker said...

Sorry for your loss, I have had a similar experience with a beloved animal. Jose looks as if he was a delightful character. That shot at the top of the page is extraordinary. And the Easter eggs - some animals , I believe the more intelligent ones, display an interest in human activities with an earnest desire to understand.

Lydia said...

Hi Jude, Its lovely to see you back too, Thankyou for the lovely comment on my marbles! Yes Lorraine Kelly does look like that sometimes - I don't think she scrubs up quite as well for breakfast TV though.... 15 weeks to the wedding? How exciting! I hope you are going to blog all the datails.... I maintained this week, so celebrated my complete luck with a takeaway - I think gastric banding & jaw wiring may help.... Hoe things are a little easier for you now, I think you have some lovely photos of Jose - I just seem to have pictures of the cats backsides, it seems to be their favourite camera pose, or maybe they don't like their biscuits? Opps think I have written war & peace here.. Off to look at a recommended web site - Thanks & good luck with yours... Lx

yvette said...

hoihoi,
a kiss from the Netherlands
yvette