No hobby post from me today, as last night I had to say goodbye to my mum. It was all very sudden and came out of the blue, no illness or decline in health, just one minute she was here and the next she wasn't. This has obviously left me and my family in a state of shock and with a lot to process. So this post really has a few purposes.
firstly is to explain why I might not be commenting on my favourite blogs for a bit - it's not that I'm not reading them but...
Secondly to ask you to bear with me as there will be a pause on posts from me for a bit as although I have already prewritten some posts I feel that I want to take a week or so and process.
Thirdly the NHS in the U.K. is one of the most amazing institutions ever created and staffed by this country's (and many others) finest, kindest and most caring people, it is a credit to this country and must never be taken for granted - EVER!
Lastly and most importantly, don't take it for granted that your loved ones know how you feel about them. Tell them often and always, hold them close and treat them well as you literally have no idea when it may be the last opportunity you have to do so.