last night as i drifted off to sleep the perfect blog post came to me.
it was the one where i was able to pick up again here where i'd left off a few months ago and where i easily explained my absence with a great post title.
it was somewhat witty and made me realize that it wasn't, after all, as hard a thing to do as i'd thought it might be. i had been wondering how to start up again after all this time.
of course when i woke up this morning i couldn't remember any of it!
so without further ado i'll just blog anyway.
it's that simple really isn't it?
i think i last blogged in april and then left ESTHER hanging in there as my last entry.
she did a great job of keeping the odd reader entertained. thanks Esther.
since then well where was i?
we have a new grandson, Owen.
that brings the number to 4 (so far) and each one of them has taken a new piece of my heart. :-))
my dad passed away in may, on my sister's birthday.
he was 87.
he was old and frail and ready to go to the next destination; he firmly believed that he was going to a better place and that was an inspiring thing to witness and be a part of.
i got to be with him and the rest of my family.
i was able to travel to england twice in the space of a few weeks and spend time with him and my family.
a truly memorable experience.
i was able to give a eulogy for him and say some things from my heart which i hope also spoke from the hearts of my brothers and sister and our families too.
i visited with my youngest jenn, who now lives in england.
my other half and i spent some quality time together in england for the first time in years. i usually go back there alone because i was the one with parents who couldn't travel and his mother comes to visit us every year.
(now between us we have one parent left).
we stayed with his mum for a week and she was so overjoyed to have her son staying.
she wanted to spoil him of course (and me too)
what else happened since i've been gone?
i'm sure there's so much that i will miss so i won't try to document it all here.
so i'll just show pics of two of the things that have been going on and tell you that i'm happy to be back and thanks to those who have asked after my whereabouts.
Owen Trevor and his big brother Ben who just turned 3!!
with my four brothers and my sister at dad's funeral.