Monday, November 27, 2023

Been and gone

They’ve been and gone and I am bereft. 

They left early on Friday and I spent the day breathing out and enjoying the peace. On Saturday everything felt bleak. I missed them terribly. It felt like a bereavement, dark and lonely, and made me think how I will feel if Dave dies before me. 

Late November is a strange time to come to England for a holiday…

The river in Bakewell
Photo by Isaac

but it happens to coincide with the Thanksgiving holiday, so we put up with the rain and the mud, and we smile.

Photo by Isaac (cropped by me)

Having said that, there was a little sunshine

Photo by Isaac

Photo by Isaac

And there was plenty of indoor fun as per usual - loads of games 

Playing crokinole
Photo by Isaac

and the yoghurt pots had probably their last outing until the girls’ one year old cousin, MsX, is much older 

There was the regular visit to Tabby Teas - the cat cafe in Sheffield.

Photo by Isaac

Photo by Isaac

And joy of joys, I had all the family together for a meal at home for the first time in seven years.

And despite his earlier protestations Dave managed to make a temporary table big enough for us all to sit around. He cut up our table tennis table which we’d earlier agreed needed replacing next spring, and did some magic with a couple of planks and some trestles…

This is him testing it for weight bearing properties.

With a couple of nice tablecloths covering it, it was perfect. 

The family are now ensconced back home in snowbound Colorado

Photo by Isaac

and we have relaunched our normal lives. Having done my Power of Attorney and my living will, I am now sorting out my digital legacy arrangements with Isaac (bless him) via Google docs. I hope you’re impressed.

Meanwhile Dave is busy collecting wood to keep us warm.

Archive photo

P.s. I may leave Twitter (X) in the future, so you won’t see me posting a link to my blog posts. If you google me when you want to check in, you can find a link to the blog and then, once on the blog, if you click on the blog title it will show you the latest post. 


marmee said...

Beautiful evocative pics!

Sue Hepworth said...

I’m glad you like them, Marmee. Isaac is a talented photographer.

Anonymous said...

Joyous pictures.


Sue Hepworth said...

So glad you like them, Jenetta.

Maureen said...

Lovely photos…glad you enjoyed your family time.

Sue Hepworth said...

Thank you, Maureen!