We decided to try and have a slow relaxed and easy day today as far as is possible with a four year old.
We needed supplies for the fish tank so popped to a garden centre to get some bits and had a quick bite to eat there.
Then we went to the SANDS baby memorial garden as Lucas’ stone has now been laid. It is a very lovely and peaceful place of reflection. Looking forward to the official opening in July. The garden is somehow a more positive place than the graveside – but I think both are needed.
The rest of the day was then coming home and mowing the lawn. Alexander’s friend from next door came in for a while and played with his knights.
I then has the chance to get another poem done and try to sort out some of the photos from the weekend.
One plus was that my diagnosis of the latest problem we have seen at work turned out to be spot on once the hardware had been examined. Opens a whole new can of worms though.
By Scott Bailey © 2013
There are empty spaces
left as people move on,
of the spaces of places long gone,
of times gone by
There is a link between present and past
an energy, a potential,
strung between the memories gone
and the living yet to roll on
The link hums with the tension
and the empty spaces echo back the thrum
deep rich reverberation
layered on the past, the present, the future
Such is the music of life.
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A busy few days. Friday was another stressful day at work but rushed home to go out to a leaving do for an old friend. Helen was another escapee from Christchurch. One day the penny will drop for them. They are going to really miss her there as will we.
It was good night out and it was good to catch up with her and with all our friends from Christchurch. We are starting to see more of them all now.
Saturday we had an equally god day. We met up with Liz and Martin to go to the jousting – which is something we have been trying to arrange with them for ages.
At one point the master of ceremonies asked for a dozen or so children to come out into the fields to help them out. They got about 100 – Alexander included. For a frightening few minutes we lost sight of him completely in the throng. We he emerged he was with the leader of the knight leading the whole parade of children around the field. That’s my boy!
The jousting was as good as usual. Alexander then spent the rest of the afternoon running around challenging every other child in the grounds to a battle.
We all came out totally worn out.