I’ve been M I A on my blog recently

Hi Everyone,

Time sometimes has a way of getting away from you and that has been the case for the past several weeks. I apologise if I have been neglecting your posts recently.

Some sad news – My dad passed away a week or so ago.  He was 96 and has lived a full and mostly happy life I think. However the past year or so has not been his best and although he will be very missed I cannot help feeling a tiny sense of relief on his behalf.

Dad and Brenda dad 90

“tu me manques” Dad

I shall be heading to the UK very soon with my hubs’ and will be away for most of the month of March. I hear it snowed in parts of UK yesterday – I wonder if I have enough warm clothes in my wardrobe? No matter, the shops will be open I’m sure.

I am already worrying about Fluff’s but I have a wonderful neighbour who has offered to take care of her.  Fluffy will not appreciate that she has been saved  from the cattery and weeks of confinement, but it’s the best I can do for her, she gets to stay at home and will miss me. And I will miss her.

On the plus side, I get to see my brothers and sister and other family members.  Can’t wait, it’s been too long.

I look forward to catching up with everyone and everything in blogland again when I return.




23 thoughts on “I’ve been M I A on my blog recently

  1. Oh Barbara I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad, it’s good to catch up with family at a time like this when you need the support. Thinking of you, Hugs… Effie

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  2. I understand your feelings. My dad is 95 and miserable and wants to leave, God just hasn’t seen fit to answer our prayers just yet.
    Sorry your trip has to be for a sad occasion. Do be safe and hurry back.


    1. Thank you so much. I’m so sorry to hear your dad is not enjoying his life. I know my dad wanted to leave too. When the quality and enjoyment has gone, there seems little point. It is awful for those who are left behind, but it would be selfish not to wish for release for them. X

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  3. Dear Barbara , sorry to hear the sad news about the passing of your beloved dad. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Look after yourself and stay warm in England. Love Renate X


    1. It will indeed be a tonic Brigid. We are keeping an eye on the weather but what will be will be. My darling friend has loaned me a coat she wore in Alaska recently so I should be ok. xxx I shall also have your book with me to read on the plane, what more could I ask. x

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      1. Hi Brigid, I’m hoping to catch some of the crocuses popping their little heads out of the snow. But I really don’t mind if I don’t see any snow. Glad your garden survived. XX


  4. Barbara, I know this is months late but I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. It’s never easy losing a parent even when it comes with some relief but I hope that your time in the UK was restful. xo


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