The summer still clings on, it was so hot this afternoon, when we were shopping in town, and I was melting on the way home.
Last Sunday I fancied a slice of something sweet for tea. I cannot claim that I've baked this raspberry tart from scratch. It was a frozen tart which I bought in Ocado. The raspberries had just the right balance of sweet and tart.
Treasure Island by Stevenson was one of birthday gifts for Eddie. A family friend asked me if Eddie has read it before. We're reading it together this week. There are a lot of archaic words which we need to check out in the dictionary online.
Ankecher, chuck farthern on the blessed gravestones, holus-bolus anyone?
The picture in the photo is a sea print we bought while on our holiday in Cornwall, in the artist's studio in Perranuthnoe. Eddie has chosen it himself. I still need to frame it for his room.
While the evenings are warm and dry, we like to be in the garden.
Echinacea is still in bloom, but it looks like it won't last very long.
Thursday was an emotional heart-rending day. We attended a church service for the daughter of our friends. The church was packed full, so many people came to say Good bye, parents from the school, teachers, friends. I cried non-stop. Eddie was my pillar of support, sitting next to me and squeezing my hand at times.
Sash managed about 2/3rds of the service, and then my husband and he quietly left. E and Sash were class mates for many years. I don't know how much he understands about death and the finality of it.
The sun was out, and the wildflowers were in full bloom, when we went to the local cemetery to lay E to rest. The cemetery is surrounded by trees and fields of flowers. It was a beautiful day to say Good bye to a beautiful child.
A rather uneventful day for me, and I relish it. The previous two days were so emotionally-charged that I needed a mindless day of just a bit of shopping and reading a paperback, where I don't relate to any of the characters and don't care much as to what happens to them.
Eddie went to Oxford with his Dad to buy a new tablet for Sash, who has destroyed my ipad yet again. I told them to get the cheapest Amazon tablet.
They sent me the photo of Eddie zorbing in West Gate centre.