1 Jun 2015

WEEKEND REVIEW MAY 30

I spent a sad weekend. On Friday morning I had a phone call from my friend Ann's husband, telling me that she had passed away on Thursday evening. I just couldn't believe it ! I had talked to her a couple of days before and she was so cheerful and normal as usual. I felt as if somebody had hit me with a hammer on my head !

We knew each other for a very long time when in 1995 she slipped on the tiles at the swimming pool in Tenerife and landed on my lap. It turned out that she came from London and by pure coincidence lived very close to my son's house. From there on we saw each other each time I went to London to visit my son several times we spent Christmas and New Year together. After her retirement they moved to Eastbourne at the English south east coast and in 2007 I spent for the first time my holidays with them in their new home. From there on in August I always spent 10 days with her and her husband.

They should be coming now beginning July to stay with us for the second time and we had made plans. And now this. She was only 67 and died so suddenly of an inner bleeding.



Such happy times !

I went to Ilona to share with her my grief.

On Sunday the weather was according to my mood, grey, rainy and cold. Mr. G. was in travel fever (already the whole week) because he wanted to visit his sister in Italy. In order to have my peace I packed his suitcase but he was like an electric battery, I am sure if I would have put a plug in his arm, a light would go on !

Finally the time arrived to drive him to the airport, which I did and then I returned home watched some TV and did Computer work. For 10 days I will be the sad cheerful widow and only my cats can bother me !


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11 comments:

Jo said...

I was so sad when you mailed me this news. I remember the lovely (warm) holidays you spent with Ann and her husband at Eastbourne every year. Big (((hugs))) Jo

Mara said...

I am sorry about your loss.

Linens and Royals said...

So sorry to hear about Anne. She was a cat lover too.
I think the cats will miss Mr G more than you. Will you share your meals with Arthur as Mr G does?

Andrew said...

I remember you well writing about your visits to Eastbourne. What sad news and what a shock. It will be a cloud on your mini holiday at home alone. It is funny how you met.

biebkriebels said...

So sad news for you to hear such a nice friend had died so suddenly unexpected. I am 67 myself, can't imagine my life would stop now. Wish you all the best.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina .. it was lovely to know you'd be visiting Ann and Doug and then I'd get to see you too ... I could see they were a devoted couple, so your news to me via email was a shock. These things are so difficult - without the warning etc ...

Take care ... Hilary

Sandra Carlier said...

C'est si triste cette nouvelle... Nous avons tant discuté de tes bons moments avec elle et son mari à Eastbourne! C'est un choc total! J'espère que son mari va tenir le coup! Bon Riccardo est chez sa soeur! Tu n'as pas dû tarder à avoir de ses news? Quant à moi j'ai une bronchite, encore et un congé maladie d'une semaine.

Loree said...

So sorry to hear about your friend. It is always so hard to receive such news. Hope Mr G' enjoys his trip.

Maribeth said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friend. I remember in the past when you would go to visit. Please accept my deepest condolences. With love!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh I am so sorry for the loss of your dear friend! A sudden death is terribly hard on those left. It is probably good that mr G is off on his trip to give you time to yourself. Remember the good times.

Gracie said...

I'm so sad for your loss and all so suddenly. I've lost friends over the years and I know I will be missing them forever. But cherishing the good memories always helps me, so I hope this will be the same for you.