Hello, and Happy Saturday everyone - I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
I have not been able to post about this until now, but my Uncle Raymond passed away last Sunday morning. He had been in and out of hospital for a few months, and was on the same ward as my mother in law for a while. I struggled to get to sleep last night, thinking about things (my mother in law passed away on 14th December). His funeral will be next Thursday, and I've been told his grave is going to be next to my mother in law's!
My Uncle Ray and Aunty Betty were so good to me in the past (they are my Godparents) - I lodged with them for a while when I first started working, before I passed my driving test. They used to brew their own cider, lager and elderberry port (wonderful stuff LOL!) - so we had a tipple most evenings, and there was lots of laughter. Uncle Ray was a lovely man, who loved to joke and laugh - Aunty Betty was telling me this morning how he could make a joke out of anything, even housework! She was telling me that she was heartbroken in the hospital last Sunday (unfortunately she did not manage to get there in time before he passed away), but then she remembered a holiday they went on - when they were walking down the hill from their guest house, he was in front, and he put his cap on back to front and said he didn't know whether he was coming or going - and that brought a smile to her face. She says she has some wonderful memories!
I regret that I have not been visiting them enough in the last few years - we seem to let life get in the way of important things like spending time with family! I visited him in hospital when he was there at the same time as my MIL, and I also saw him on Christmas Eve - he said to me that day that he could do with some of that homemade cider, he thought that would perk him up!
I really must make more effort to keep in contact with my Aunty Betty now!
I made her a card, and I've realised that it fits the following challenges:
CES Challenge - No design papers
Hodge Podge Shop Challenge - White on white.
The image I've used is a Little Claires stamp which I've decoupaged up, and the sentiment is from Hot Off the Press. The little flower stamp was in a freebie set on the latest Do Crafts Creativity magazine. I stamped and embossed everything in silver.
Finally, if there is anyone you love who you have not been in contact with recently, go give them a call this weekend! And make sure you have a laugh today!
Love, Andrea xx
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