Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Bye Bye Twitch

Just a quick sad note that Twitch was put to sleep March 10th as he had a huge abscess in his cheek and the necessary surgery would have just been far too much for him. At least he gave me comfort for the 6 days after Mum passed and I like to think that they're together right now.

I'm starting to feel a little more normal today. I took 2 neighbours to the library and found a beautiful  pattern for another little jumper for Baby Charlie who is due in May. Have also finished a wool blanket for him but I need to block that before I show you it.

Just being at home is a great comfort to me now, the new bread-maker is working beautifully as is the new fridge. The house is cleaner than it has been for ages and the garden is doing well despite the very high temps. I've made a huge pot of Savoury Mince(Ground meat) with vegies and beans as I know Dad enjoys it very much and it freezes well. Dad lost half a pork pie on Sunday~~~we suspect he ate it without really noticing as we cannot find it any-where :)

In about three weeks my brother and I will gather our whole families together at Dad's home for a much over-due pizza and sandwich 'do' as we say in Lancashire. We'll have a beer and a glass of wine and remember our beloved Mam. Her ashes will be available next week but Dad is still deciding what to do with them...she wanted to be scattered on the golf course in front of their home where they spent many happy hours playing golf with so many lovely people. The Golf ladies plan to plant a native tree nearby to remember Mam.

I'll leave you with this photo of my Grandad Gardner in the mid fifties. Her Majesty appears to be looking directly at his MBE that she had given to him in 1952 in honour of his service at Dunkirk during WW2, I think my Dad should also have been on parade but had to work that day...these were the Territorial Army of part-time soldiers

Hope all is well at your place
Love from Sue


  1. so sorry for your loss! pets are precious little angels in our hours of need
    hope you feel yourself soon (as much as you can)
    what an awesome photo
    well enjoy the pizza & sandwich do :))
    thanx for sharing

  2. What a photo to have, Sue! I am glad you are starting to feel a little better after such losses in your life. It will be lovely to get together with your family to celebrate the life of a much loved lady...your beautiful mum.

  3. I'm thinking of you with love Susie Q. Vale Twitch.

  4. It all does seem to come at once doesn't it? You sound like you are doing as well as can be expected, and I hope knowing that there are some out here in the 'ether' praying for you and your family helps. We will miss seeing Twitch photos!

  5. Rest in peace with Mum, Twitch.

  6. oh Sue, Im so sorry to hear about dear Twitch, I think he was perhaps the most adored and loved rabbit in the world. Thinking of you and sending lots of love to you.


  7. Sorry to hear about Twitch. Here the temperature went down to freezing tonight. No gardening till May for these parts of the world. Sending you a hug Sue!