Monday, 22 October 2012

Taking It Easy

After a busy week, followed by my Grandad's funeral on Friday, we decided we needed a quiet weekend to contemplate and to recharge our batteries.
Although extremely sad, the service on Friday was absolutely beautiful and exactly how my Grandad would have wanted it, I think. My mum found this poem which sums everything up beautifully and I wanted to share it with you:
His Journey's Just Begun
By Ellen Brenneman
Don't think of him as gone away--
his journey's just begun
life holds so many facets
this earth is only one.
Just think of him as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years.
Think how he must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.
And think of him as living
in the hearts of those he touched...
for nothing loved is ever lost
And he was loved so much.
So back onto the recharging weekend - I spent some time in the kitchen making a comforting crumble for Sunday Lunch (Rhubarb this week)

preparing the fruits for the Christmas cake
I spent some time relaxing with a lovely magazine I've just discovered - if anyone knows where I can buy this in a shop please let me know, this one was ordered online.
Fabulous patterns!
and I also spent some time hooking up some spider webs for some Spooky Halloween Bunting
(please excuse the awful state of my ironing board cover - nowhere else to block them!)
Pattern can be found here
Have you all had a lovely weekend?


  1. I am sorry to hear about the passing of your Grandad. What a touching poem though. It is hard when we lose loved ones that are so close, the only comfort is the thought that they are with us in our hearts and looking over us still (just from a different place).
    Take care
    Hugs x
    Ps: I really like the spooky crochet spider webs!

  2. Oh Victoria, what a lovely poem, and I'm so sorry you've lost your Grandad.

    Thinking of you

    Love Claire xx

  3. What a beautiful poem....
    I'm so sorry you lost your Granddad.
    Wishing you all the best , love Mirjam.

  4. Sorry your Grandad passed away. That poem is lovely, thankyou for sharing it. XX

  5. Sorry for your loss. Love the poem x

  6. Hi Victoria,I'm so sorry to hear of Your Grandfathers passing,the poem is beautiful...
    Thinking of you,love julieXxx

  7. Beautiful poem, sending you a hug! Ada :) x

  8. The poem is beautiful, very touching words. Your crumble looks delicious, and love the spooky webs! x

  9. So sorry to hear of the loss of your Grandad. The poem is lovely, very touching.
    I'm glad you have been enjoying the calming solace of crafting this weekend, love the spider webs!
    Helen x

  10. Sending you thoughts for your dear Granddad, Victoria, not an easy time..
    Ooh I do love that 'spooky' crochet web!!
    Love Maria x

  11. So sorry to hear about your grandad ... what a lovely poem.
    Glad you managed to have a quiet contemplative weekend. M x

  12. Hello again Victoria,
    I am so sorry that you lost your Granddad. Sending loving thoughts your way.
    On a lighter note Hoorah!! you won my Giveaway
    All those little crochet flowers!!
    I cant find an email to contact you so could you send me a comment with your email and I will delete the email info, then I will email you for details....
    Bestest love to you and your family.
    Daisy J xx

    1. How exciting! I have sent you a little message over on your blog, look forward to hearing from you!
      Victoria xx

  13. Oh bless - I'm so sorry to hear about your grandad...never a happy time, but happy memories.

    Nina x

  14. that poem is beautiful. my week has just flown by! i need more me time!!

  15. So sorry to hear about your grandad...and what a beautiful and right words have found your Mom...

  16. Sorry to hear about your Grandad. X Don't want this to sound flippant in the same comment but OMG - those cobwebs! My halloween decor SO needs some. If only I could crochet.....X

  17. Cute blog! I'm a new GFC follower :)

  18. Hi Victoria, sending you love and hugs.
    Inside crochet is often stocked in wh smiths. I get it from my local one which is just a small store. X