I've been thinking about writing a blog for ages.
So here goes the first one......
I was at a funeral today. I was surprised at the emotions it stirred in me. It was the father of a very old friend of mine (as in we've known each other a long time - she's not that old really!).
He was 77 ......it doesn't seem very old these days. Although I didn't know him very well I can remember their house being very welcoming when I was a teenager. I also remember his wicked sense of humour and how he used to love to tell entertaining and outrageous stories which frequently shocked us. I also remember how he spoke to us teenagers like adults and how much I appreciated that.
Three of his grandchildren were there today. Beautiful, well mannered, intelligent girls - though I'm slightly biased, as I am godmother to one of them. He would have been very proud of them.