Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Time to Say Goodbye

Today we gather to say goodbye to the wonderful, feisty, stubborn, beautiful, caring woman who was my Granny Mick.

Finally, after months of knocking on death's door, she was allowed in on 11th August.

She's been ready to go for several years, and it was a very peaceful end - just as she'd always hoped for - she wanted to "fall asleep, and wake up dead", and that's exactly what happened.

She had a good innings - 99 years, 8 months and 1 week - but that just means that we all knew her so well, she's leaving a bigger hole.

This was taken about 5 years ago, and is one of the very first photos on my phone.

Here she is in March 2012, when she came to my house as a surprise visitor on my Mum's birthday.

This is her at her own birthday celebrations last year at the beginning of December - 99, with a glass of red in her hand (she had asked for champagne!)

And this was taken not long after, by Rhian as part of a photography project - using proper film.

I'm going to miss her.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

2 Girls Go Camping!

Earlier this year, as S was being very non committal regarding holiday plans, Kira and I decided to take matters into our own hands and to book ourselves a week, just the 2 of us, camping at Warcombe Farm, one of our very favourite campsites, just outside Woolacombe in North Devon.

As the time approached I began to get a bit nervous - we're both quite feisty - and the thought of us living together, just the 2 of us, for a whole week, was daunting! I wasn't convinced there wouldn't be a murder lol!

But, as you will see from the photos, we had a wonderful wonderful week, with the only strop occurring when there was an accidental swingball/head incident!

We've decided we'll repeat the exercise next year and are eyeing up a new inflatable tent!

We managed to pitch the tent in the dry, but it started to rain overnight, and continued for 48 hours! (And we're talking monsoons here! The local town was flooded!)

But then the sun came - just in time for a beautiful sunset.

Lee Beach...... (I've got no photos, but Woolacombe Beach is about 2 miles of Golden Sand - Lee is a bit more secluded and interesting if you just want to sit and/or explore!)


And the sun stayed!

There's no photos, but we had a amazing afternoon body boarding, and did lots of touristy things, as well as a lot of chatting, card games, Chinese checkers, and our daily scrapbook :-)

Not sure where next year's adventure will be - maybe back to our very favourite South Hams, in South Devon.