Sunday 17 April 2011

Alphanumeric Blog Hop ~ Eulogy

I had lots of ideas for my letter, including Easter and eggs, which would have been topical. Then my cousin died unexpectedly yesterday and I wanted to make my post about her. I hope nobody minds.

When I was a little girl, I thought my cousin was like a princess. She was kind and beautiful and I loved her.

Mostly I will remember her….

….walking by the river with me, during those endless childhood summers.


….dancing, around my Gran’s sitting room, to the Top 40 on a Sunday evening.

….drawing the most amazing pictures I could imagine.

….looking so grown up and glamorous, with her Farrah Fawcett hairstyle.

….letting me have a sip of her Cinzano and (nearly all) lemonade at Christmas.

….just being there.

Rest in peace my beautiful cousin xx

July 1961 ~ April 2011


If you’ve happened upon my blog by chance today, you may want to go back to the beginning of this hop, which was organised by and starts with the lovely Mel

If you are following along then you’ll want to know who’s next and that would be Jenna aka Surefiredaisy 

If you’re already hopping, but have got in a muddle somewhere in the middle, then below is a complete list of the participants:

I Speak Melsh:
BE Glorious:
Captured On Film:
Chatty Crafty Arty Pig:
Creating Room:
Curiouser and Curiouser:
Daily Life - Bits and Pieces:
Deb's World:
Den's Crafty Diary:
From High In The Sky:
Gallo Organico:
Ginger's Life Of Spice:
Handmade By Kirsty:
Havoc and Mayhem:
Heather's Scraps:
Helena's Creative Maven:
Holaday's Happy Hearts:
Just Jimjams:
K's Crafty Corner:
Life...As I See It:
{Life Behind The Purple Door}:
Lisa E Design Blog:
Living Life One Blessing At A Time:
Mary's Musings:
Michelle Loves...:
Obstinate Pursuit:
Over At Our Place:
Paper Turtle:
Peonies and Pennies:
Random Reflections:
Rosalind Revival:
Scrap Dreams:
Scrapworthy Lives:
Staring At The Sea:
Surefiredaisy Says:
This Kalil Life:
This Little Life Of Mine:
Xnomads' Blog:

Note: If any of the posts aren't up yet, please bear with us - the different time zones and the peculiarity of blogging platforms when it comes to autoposts may mean that one or two posts don't appear on time! If that's the case, come back to this list to pick up from the next blog, but do please pop back and try the other link later, when the post should be there for your enjoyment.

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Happy hopping!

Fiona xx


Ali said...

aww Fi, lovely meories and a lovely tribute x

Melissa said...

So sorry for your loss - sending prayers of comfort for you and your family! How wonderful that you chose to share your lovely memories with us and still keep the hop going in the midst of a sad time.

Lisa said...

Lovely post and such a sad loss too Fi, she sounds like such a lovely person to know


Suzy said...

Fi I think your post is beautiful and strikes just the right chord. Very brave of you to do it.

Hugs Suzy xx

helena said...

what a lovely photo and great memories - sorry to hear of your loss

K said...

A very fitting post (hugs)

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful tribute. Thanks for sharing that with us. I love that photo of you all on the hiking path. Peace and love to you & your family. I'm so sorry. Margie xx

debs14 said...

It sounds like you have many happy memories of her, my thoughts go out to you at this very sad time.

humel said...

Fiona, I'm so sorry to hear your sad news. This post is a lovely tribute to your cousin, thanks so much for sharing it with us. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family xx

Jo said...

So sorry to hear of your loss Fi, your post is a beautiful tribute

Miriam said...

Yes, your post is a beautiful tribute to your cousin. such lovely memories will stay with you.

Mary B said...

{{{{{{{{{Huggles}}}}}}}}}} and a really lovely Eulogy you have done here

Jen said...

A very moving post - so very sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs to you and your family. A lovely tribute - to the special person your cousin must be for you. Jen x

jillconyers said...

A wonderful tribute to you cousin. I'm sorry for your loss.

furrypig said...

thank you for sharing such a heartfelt tribute, thinking of you xxx

Carol Anne said...

So sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing part of your memories of your cousin with us.

Sian said...

I'm so very sorry to hear this Fiona. But I'm glad you decided to post this lovely tribute. Thinking of you and the family x

akilli melek said...

sorry to hear about your loss. It is a lovely post to remember her by.

Stephanie Medley-Rath said...

Sorry to hear about your cousin.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely tribute; I'm so sorry to hear about your loss.

alexa said...

So sorry to hear about your cousin, and thinking of you... She clearly meant a great deal to you. Such a lovely tribute to her.

scrappyjacky said...

So sorry for your loss...but you've made a beautiful tribute to her.

Tracy said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers your way.

Cheri said...

so sorry for your loss. I'm glad you have such beautiful memories to hang onto.

Beverly said...

Fiona, I am honored to have been given a glimpse into your relationship with your cousin. May she rest in peace and may all those that love her find comfort in memories such as these.

Heather said...

such a sad time for you. Thankyou for sharing your memories with us xx

Peonies and Pennies said...

So sorry for your loss. A great post to help keep the memories alive. ~c~

Scrappi Sandi said...

What a lovely tribute! Such a sad loss but so many happy remembrances. Sending {{Hugs}} Sandi x

Jimjams said...

Lovely photo - happy memories - great post!
Sorry for your loss.

Amy said...

A beautiful post today, thank you for sharing these precious memories!

Lisa Echerd said...

So sorry for your loss. A lovely post to go with a wonderful photo.

Ginger said...

Thank you for sharing those lovely memories of your cousin during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.

Unknown said...

I am so sorry to hear this! But what a great tribute post to her. You and your family are in my thoughts. <3

Winnie said...

Sorry to hear about your cousin. You have some lovely memories of her and your post is a great tribute.

Lynn said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Thank you for sharing your memories at such a difficult time.

WendyB said...

That's a lovely tribute to your cousin and a wonderful photo you've included. Thinking of you.

Michelle S said...

So sorry for ur loss Fiona! U have some great pics there, such a fab tribute

Rachel Holaday said...

Beautiful memories! Sorry for your loss...

Sandra said...

A beautiful post Fi ... the love you feel, really shines through. Sending you and your family my love and prayers at this sad time. xx

Denise said...

This is a lovely tribute to your cousin - sending you virtual hugs and love to you and yours

Lizzie said...

Thinking of you and your family, in your loss. So sad to lose a special loved one, especially so suddenly. She was still a young lady too. Your post is lovely and I hope you find comfort in your lovely memories.

Clair said...

A lovely way to remember someone special x