Reading My Way Around the World

Thursday 3 October 2019

Off to a calmer place

I had to venture outside today for various meetings and passed a dog yapping delightedly at the waves that are churning up the beach - the poor girl who was with him was huddled against the wall trying to get some shelter while the dog yelped at every passer by to come and look and see what he had found ... very funny.   Unfortunately I was in too big a hurry to get out of the rain and too busy laughing at him to take out my phone and take a picture of him ... but this was later

Thank you all for the lovely comments on the photos at the Scavenger Hunt - I really must go and figure out what on earth is going on with Blogger - "give it a good talking to" as Kate would say :) . But it won't let me comment individually and by the time I go back and look at what someone else has said to comment on it, I've lost the original thing .... Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh.   Life's too short ...

Yesterday we gathered to give a final send off to a lovely singer colleague of ours, Rosemary Woods, who battled for several years with cancer and could finally rest without pain.   It was a very emotional day but a beautiful send off for a beautiful woman who blessed everyone who ever met her with her presence, her heart felt words and her gentle personality.   Even when we visited her in the Hospice, Tom and I came out smiling, feeling like we had been uplifted and gifted with something.  We worked on the same circuit and with the same agents and although we weren't close close friends you were a big part of my musical family and I will miss you dear Rosie, as will all the many people who's lives you have touched.  Rest in Peace dear friend.


  1. Sending hugs for the loss of such a dear friend xxx

  2. Hi Fil - her music and words were so appropriate to her departing to her peaceful world beyond. I'm sorry for you - she obviously had lots going for her - and albeit you didn't know her that well ... she has inspired you and will do in the future ahead.

    Love the photos - blustery ... here too at times ... then peace comes and the seas settle ... cheers Hilary

  3. I'm sorry about the loss of your friend!
    The funerals and send offs of musical friends are often the most wonderful- since it is such an important part of them!
    Oooh, that sea looks coooooooold!!


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