I tried to have a mostly pink theme and a good friend of mine came and decorated the garden. I made the bunting and she made these lovely green bows so between us we made this old parasol look very pretty. The weather was very kind - we had no rain and at one point people were applying sun screen! We were even able to sit outside until late last night. I think the mosquitos were feasting on me judging by the number of bites I have. A good time was had by all and we raised some money for a very worthy cause.
Since I last posted my son has turned 18. We had a lovely family meal out together but I wasn't allowed to take any photos because he had 2 spots and had run out of hair gel! Here, though, is a photo of him and my only aunt who, sadly, died the next day.
We went to York to her funeral. It's the first humanist funeral I have been to but it was 'lovely'. The only people who spoke were those who had known her for a very long time. The music was supplied by a pianist whom my cousin had seen busking in York and had asked to come along and play music my aunt had liked. She had a wicker coffin and we followed a Salvation Army trombonist to the grave and the only flowers were garden flowers from mourners' own gardens. The whole funeral took a lot of organising by my cousins, it wasn't just like asking a vicar to oblige, and I am sure my aunt would have approved. When her two children got up to speak it was very moving.
We have put our house on the market as we have seen another we want to buy so I'm busy keeping the house in a constant state of perfect tidiness and cleanliness but I will post another blog very soon.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend with plenty of sunshine.