Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Generous Friends, School Holidays and Sad News

Look at this lovely fabric sent to me by Joanna from Serenity is Bliss. She was only supposed to send the piece with the script (which is gorgeous) but she very generously included the other one - thanks Joanna, you are so kind and the fabric is lovely.

The school holidays are progressing well. We are into our second week now and I've lost track of how many times we've been to the beach and the park! We have also been to see the new Harry Potter film - fantastic! We are all eagerly awaiting the last books release this week - two little people are simply desperate to find out what happens next!

The children have been to swimming classes this morning and this afternoon they made chocolate brownies - they came out rather well which is why I can't show you a photo of the finished product! Here is Adam wielding the mixer.

This is what I found taped to the bathroom door the other night - a schedule of exercise and healthy eating designed by Miss Lucy. Notice how the word 'Mum' has been scored through at the top! I think this was somehow originally for me - do you think she is trying to tell me something? I thought it was a great idea but the word 'Jogg' did fill me with some trepidation until Lucy assured me it was 'okay, cos' it's just round the garden' - phew!

I have some sad news. My mother in law passed away on Sunday morning. She had been ill for some time and began to get worse at the end of last week. I know it's a cliche, but I am so glad she is not suffering any longer.


Carol said...

My deepest sympathy to you and your family for you loss.

Sarah said...

I'm sorry to hear your sad news. Best wishes to everyone. Thanks for commenting, Dad and I are back safe and sound. They did a controlled explosion on a left suitcase at the local National Express Station.

david mcmahon said...

Dear Papoosue,

We went through that very recently and the death came with no warning, on the other side of the world.

My own mother lingered terribly and so I can identify with your experience. I wish you and your family great strength.

Warmest wishes


Dianne said...

So sorry to hear your sad news Sue -my thoughts are with your family.

Harry Potter is a big thing in our family too. My oldest son and I always fight over who is going to read the book first. I have to sneak it from him when he's not looking.

Joanna van said...

Sorry to hear of your loss. I hope things get better for you. I'm glad you like the fabric! I was thinking the second piece looked like little stones but the actual name of the fabric is "apple crisp".

Carol said...

Sorry to hear of your sad news Susan. Your kids are not the only ones anxiously waiting for the final HP book.

Gentle hugs,


Alis said...

Great post.
Joanna is a lovely person and so generous. I love her fabrics.

Love the schedule Lucy has written up for you all. It should be fun.

I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts.

hugs, Alis

Mary said...

Very sorry to hear about your mother-in-law

Susan D said...

Oh Sue I'm so sorry to hear your sad news my thoughts are with your family at this time.

Alison said...

Such sad news Susan. Sending you loads of hugs!
Alison x

Waltraud said...

I am sorry to hear your sad news. I wish you and your family strengh, my thoughts are with you.

Lynette said...

So Sorry about your news. I am thinking of you at this sad time.

cd&m said...

We are sorry for your loss.

katelnorth said...

sorry to hear about your MIL; thoughts are with you.

Love the schedule - and nice to see she's given weekends off, though personally, I would probably prefer dinner BEFORE sleep... :)

Sarah Nopp said...

I am sorry to hear of your family's loss.
The schedule is wonderful, please tell her I admire the planning.