This is me with my best friend Mary, sitting in her back garden 7 years ago.
Mary’s husband John took the photo.
This is me sitting alone on her bench at the park yesterday.
the inscription reads:
In loving memory of Mary Scurfield 1948 – 2015
cherished and forever missed by her family and many dear friends
The unfortunately placed paper cup behind my feet was my empty cuppa. I was so nervous I was going to spill the tea on the beautiful bench that I put it on the ground and forgot about it, and John had Mary on his mind, not paper cups. The telling detail.
She was such a treasure, and no-one will ever fill the gap she has left in my life.