Sunday, 4 August 2019
Photo diary: week 31, project 365
I wasn't sure whether I was going to do a photo diary post this week, as it was a very sad week for us. A daughter of our friends died earlier this week, and this has been a big shock. She was one of Sasha's mates at his old school, a lovely girl with a radiant smile.
Now that the summer holidays are in full swing, we're trying to keep everyone busy. Last Sunday we went to the toy shop for Eddie to spend his pocket money (for reading aloud and home chores) on a LEGO set.
We're big fans of Marvel movies, and loved the latest Spiderman, so it was no surprise that Eddie has picked a Spiderman Far from Home set.
On Monday I was finishing a post for the blog tour for A Right Royal Face-Off by Simon Edge, a book which I thoroughly enjoyed. Gainsborough is one of my favourite artists.
That Tuesday morning we got the tragic news of E's passing. I couldn't stop crying after I put the phone down, which upset Eddie even more, and he started sobbing too.
Later that day we had E's younger brother with us. He's Eddie's friend. I just wanted to scoop up both boys and hug them to my chest.
This is a photo I took in St Michael and St Piran's church in Perranuthnoe a week before, but I wanted to post something solemn and sombre.
Beyond the door
There's peace, I'm sure.
And I know there'll be no more
Tears in Heaven...
Keeping myself busy in the kitchen, it's my way of coping with stress. I made some chocolate mousse with butterscotch syrup.
The day before we were offered an extra overnight stay at the respite centre for Sash. He missed one last month, when he wasn't well, and we were grateful to have another stay for him. Sash loves going there, and we do things with Eddie.
We went to Oxford, without any particular plan. They were doing the water zorbing in the West Gate centre in a small pool, which can fit 3 balloons. Eddie was on cloud nine. He told me he had tried it before in Italy, when his grandparents took him to some play centre.
They look fun, those capsules, but I think I would feel rather claustrophobic inside.
We had dinner at Pizza Pilgrims, a totally overrated place, if you ask me. My husband said they were supposed to be the best Italian pizza around. I was left underwhelmed. My pizza was OK, but I've definitely eaten better pizza in my life.
Back home, and an early night for us.
Three years ago my Mum planted some hollyhock seeds in our garden, it took the plant two years to produce any flowers. Last year it was still a pretty short plant with a few blooms, this year it's in a much better shape. My Mum asked me to take a photo of the flowers for her.
I was worried about my potted plants, when we were away in Cornwall, as the heatwave struck hard here. But my friends have keys to the house and kindly watered the flowers in my absence. The echinacea is doing well this year.