Today I am writing 90 words about the strongest woman I know. Someone who is there for me whenever I need her and has made me a far better person than once I was. Today I am writing 90 words … Continue reading
Does anybody else feel like January is lasting forever? Every rainy day that we are stuck indoors Esther and William stand at the window longing to be let out. It is their new favourite thing to do and they shout … Continue reading
I cannot believe that our wedding day was just two months ago, so much has happened in that short space of time. Here are a few of my favourite moments from that special day, captured perfectly by our photographer, Dwikoarie … Continue reading
After the church service our wedding was in two parts, afternoon tea with barn dancing and then our evening meal. For each of these parts we wanted to create a completely different style and atmosphere. The afternoon tea was in … Continue reading
The morning of the wedding I woke up early. It was strange not having the babies to tend to. I had all my maids around me and the girls doing my hair. The time went so fast and we were … Continue reading
Our wedding really started on Friday 9th September. Months and years of hoping, wishing and precision planning began to come to fruition. David had an army of helpers, family and friends, timetabled for every second of the day from 7.45am … Continue reading
I LOVE this photo. Think it would make a great painting. Something to reflect on and analyse in years to come. Meet my oldest friend, my Goddaughter and my children.
E could have been for engagement. David proposed at dawn at a castle, very romantic indeed! 7 months later we had a fabulous engagement party with lots of our family and friends. They are both stories worth sharing but of … Continue reading
Tomorrow will be a very sad day for David and I as we say goodbye to our dear friend, Peter Day.
I had known Peter for just four years but David has known Peter since he was ten years old and they had a very close relationship. This of course meant than once I got together with David I too developed a very special friendship with the gorgeous old man.
He made it his business to get to know me and I am certain that he was checking that I was good enough for David! Thankfully I understood his humour, I answered all the questions he repeated each time we met and as we got to know each other it was clear that we were going to get along, I was going to be just right for his David!
We knew Peter through Staplehurst Dramatic Society where we were all members. Peter was the president and had been with the society for over 50 years.
Peter was a gentleman. He was old school. He was quirky and funny and had a heart of gold. He was a flirt too, the old devil, never missing an opportunity for a cuddle. He was a pleasure to spend time with and knew how to make people smile. He was a teacher, like me, and loved children. We talked a lot about school and teaching. He was very supportive of me, my career and came to see the school plays that I directed. He helped me get supply work in the village school by singing my praises to the Head there. The children at the school loved working with him and reading to him. They had great repsect for the man he was and the teacher he had been.
Peter Day had faith in me, he had faith in all people and he wanted to help in whatever way he could.
At drama he liked my acting style and thought I was very old fashioned because I had good diction and a loud, clear voice. He always had good things to say.
Peter and David enjoyed a friendship full of jokes and banter. There was a mutual respect between them and an affection that was clear to see.
David and I enjoyed taking Peter out for lunch or a drink and he seemed to enjoy our company too. Our dear old friend.
He will be missed.
I am very sad that he is gone and so sad that we never got the chance to introduce him to the twins. He would have loved to meet them. I know that he will also leave a larger than life hole in our wedding celebrations later this year too. I know for certain he would have been queuing for a dance with the bride!!
RIP old friend.
Enjoy your reunion with Teddy and be happy.
We miss you x