Thank you to all the wonderful people who were kind enough to leave a message following my post on the loss of Mum. You'll never know how truly moved I am by your wonderful words of support, we may yet to meet but I already feel like we're friends.
Today's been far too beautiful to be sad so we've concentrated on doing lovely things. We've re-waterproofed our vintage pneumatic dome tent (bought for 25p from a Scout jumble sale last summer) and we're camping outside tonight to get into the festival spirit, as it's only a month till the festival season kicks off and we're out of practice.
You can't beat a warm night under canvas with the love of your life and a bottle of white rum for company.
Don't worry, despite the lack of blogging I have still been getting dressed this week. So many kind people have called round to pay their respects I'd have been letting Mum down if I'd greeted them in anything less than fabulous. Even the undertaker was treated to a vintage maxi dress, killer heels and enormous earrings.
My maxi skirt was part of the parcel I received from India a couple of weeks ago, it's handmade from off-cuts of recycled sari silk and it's gloriously swishy. The Janis Joplin top was originally a shapeless jumble sale teeshirt I refashioned in to boob tube.
The brass bangles are part of the enormous collection of costume jewellery Mum amassed over the years. I don't think I'll ever need to buy another bangle, necklace or earring ever again.
Some of the beautiful cards and flowers I've received this week.
Thanks for your friendship and support,