Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Together again

Buried Dad's ashes last weekend. Was a lovely wee ceremony with all close family (except for Ben who is in Vietnam) attending. Followed by a scrumptious afternoon tea at my house.

The stone is from Jedburgh, Scotland. Nigel brought it back a few years ago and thought Mum would like it on her grave, as she never quite made there (Jedburgh was her Dad's hometown, while Hawick was her Mum's).

It's ten years this year since Mum died and we buried Dad there on what would have been their 52nd wedding anniversary. We toasted them with Bailey's, ate chocolate ginger (Dad's favourite snack) and licorice allsorts (Mum's favourite lollie).

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Another birthday down. My baby is now a teenager and I think he has a lovely birthday week. An excellence award and also runner-up top scholar at prize-giving on Thursday. Movies with a great bunch of friends on Friday (his birthday). Followed by promotion to 3rd kyu (advanced green) at his grading this morning.

Sunday, December 06, 2009


Perfect day - from dawn to dawn. Lovely daughter, superb party. Well done me!