22/07 would have been my mums birthday, my mum always went out of her way to make mine and other peoples birthday special and today is the 1st anniversary of hers since she die last year. So we are off to puts some flower from my garden, many of which my mum had given me, on her grave, then off to her favorite country pub for lunch and a glass of champagne and finishing the day off with a visit to the local animal charity that mum use to support. Happy birthday mum xx
We have been dealing with my mums house lately, mostly going through things and making decisions wheather to throw things away or not, I’ve been having real trouble throwing anything away, it all reminds me of my many happy days with mum, but slowly and with Angie’s patient help we have got through most of it. I am still doing things like watering her garden, thinking that mum would not want the flowers to die…blood hell its been hard since she has gone, I have been seeing a lovely lady at the hospice about bereavement just chating really over a cup of tea and whats coming out is all my anger about the way my mum was treated badly by our hospital for her cancer. I know all you guys should not have to hear all this but it does help me, so thanks you. It is her internment next week, luckly it is at a small graveyard very close to where we live, that feels nice and I hope I will be able to get some closhure on the last 9 months or so. Thank you for listening and if you have lost someone close to you, my thoughts are with you. ray
My next post was going to be my telling you about living in our house in Southern India, but sadly after 4th day there my mum was taken into hospital back in the UK with heart problems, so here I am back in the UK and I am very happy to say that my mum is out of hospital and on the mend.
Last couple of weeks before leaving for India had also been very busy. Things you may of seen where Christmas shoots in the last weeks Saturday Times magazine 22/11, where I met Atelier and the fab Maud the dog atelierabigailahern.com,
Garden shoot in this months House & Garden 12/09. I know I spoke about this when I shot it, but well worth a look, drawing inspiration from the original eighteenth-century design of this Northamptonshire garden, the alndscape architect Kim Wilkie has created a modern aerthwork designed according to mathematical principles age of garden history. Clare Foster H&G
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