Monday, 23 March 2009
Weekend Whimsy - Chapter 3
It was a good weekend for us Roses, hope it was the same for you. Life's a funny old thing, minutes after writing a cheery post on Friday, a friend told me some sad news - tragic news that shocked us all to the core. News that had nothing to do with our family directly and yet in a way had affected us all so deeply that we all felt the need to be together all weekend long. There is no greater wake up call than a reminder of the fragility of life ... we needed a weekend to savour, to reflect and most importantly to share.
So on Saturday morning we headed up to the Downs with our friends, our oldest friends, had a wonderful walk, picnicked in the grass, held our heads up to the sun, laughed, chatted, looked around at our families and realised just how lucky we all were.
We needed to be away from town, from the noise and bustle. We needed to just be. To be together.
We spent the evening at our friends' home.
Watched the sun setting over the sea and came home late in the evening whilst the pier was still partying.
Have you read/seen "The Darling Buds of May?" To coin a phrase from Pa Larkin the weekend was "perfick". Come to think of it on Sunday, Mother's Day, I felt rather like Pa Larkin with all the amount of food I consumed! Mr Roses did a great impersonation of Ma Larkin cooking all day, breakfast in bed (heart shaped soldiers), the girls made me cupcakes for tea and Ma, sorry Mr Roses, whipped up the best Sunday night supper ever. Thank you!
This weekend I remembered something that blogging had long ago taught me, to enjoy the moment, to find beauty in the most unexpected places and to cherish my family..