Monday, May 16, 2011

They lived and laughed and loved and left.

Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland
Alnwick Castle, Northumberland











I have been laid low of late.





In March, we made a lovely trip to Scotland to visit my family and then on to fantastic Northumberland for a special birthday - my father in law John's 91st. We enjoyed a quiet celebration as he was not in the best of health and promised him that we would return in October for another visit. Alas, it was not to be. John died 2 weeks after we left him so then we made another, much sadder sojourn to our homeland. I miss John very much and for me the trips to beautiful Northumberland will never be the same.



























6 comments:

Joanna said...

Sad news, Marian. That is such a beautiful part of the country, I hope in time you are able to return and enjoy its beauty and remember John without sadness.

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

So much sadness. I hope that you can find comfort in this journey of grief.

This is such a beautiful place, I imagine John's spirit dwelling there, touching you when you return.

Peace, Marian.

Winchester whisperer said...

Condolences Marian

Rory Grant said...

Condolences on your loss. Such grief and such beauty in one place.

It's where my then future wife and I first spent time together and got to know one another, beating the tide there and back over the causeway to Lindisfarne. Alnwick was closed that day due to Harry Potter being filmed there...your blog made me stop, smile and reminisce. Thank you.

Beatnheart said...

Hi Marian, Sorry to hear of your lose. I hope that you and your family come to terms with your dear John’s passing soon enough and are able to carry on the way I’m sure he would want you to do. Thank you so much for your visit, visit to my new Etsy shop and comment on my blog. Cynthia at Wertz says Hi! ...

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

I'm very sorry to hear this news. Hope you are finding ways of comfort. The beautiful photos are a memory to him.