Today especially, as we attended the funeral of one of dear friends here, Ursula, with whom we played scrabble and as she was a crafter I have spent some happy times sharing crafty sessions too!
She was also our next-door neighbour so we saw quite a lot of each other!
Ursula was one of the Kinder Transport children that arrived in England before the start of World War II and she occasionally talked of those times. She contributed to a film "Into the Arms Of Strangers" which won an Oscar in 2000 for best documentary.
She was part of a large family and will be missed by them and her friends here!
We have had/made quite a few phone calls recently too and some trips out for meals or coffee with friends too! Lots of talking!!!!
I have also made a massive attempt (it's ongoing forever think!!)
to throw out unwanted items - lots of books I have read and kept, lots of scraps of paper, grandchildren's toys, long outgrown!!
I do not want to buy more storage so a lot has to go!!!
We have had a few trips too - our shopping trip on Saturday began with a walk around the Winter garden at Dunham Massey.
If you are thinking it all looks a bit grey you'd be right! We have has grey day after grey day until today when the sun shone all day and the only time we were outside were in the car to the funeral and a walk down to the doctors!!
There was a patch of brightness though, as these have been leftover from the Christmas celebrations!!!
Hubby was lucky this day as he had cake and half a toasted teacake with butter!
Thank you to all of you who sent me such beautiful cards and e-cards for Christmas
On the top row from left to right - Yvonne, Jo, Sarah, middle row Shaz, bottom row Joan, Avril and Eileen.
Last but absolutely not least is this Friendship tree tip in and the most beautiful quiltlet from Elizabeth - the photo does not do this justice - the sewing and the colours are just the most beautiful!
I have added the envelope from both Eileen and Elizabeth with the fabulous stamps too!
Will be on my way to bed soon but will try to get my visits in tomorrow morning!
Thanks for looking, Chris