The funeral was a pleasant affair, well as pleasant as they can be! Mike, his two brothers & a nephew wanted to carry the coffin in & out of the church & the rest of the funeral party to follow. It's what they did with their mum many years ago.
I walked down the aisle with Harry & an elderly niece of Mikes dad. An absolutely lovely woman, if you could choose your parents I would have picked this woman like a shot! Anyway imagine the scene if you will a short lady in her earlier 40's dressed in black, holding the hand of a teenager & her other arm linked through an elderly ladies. Walking gracefully & respectfully in a line with the other close family members.
Now I was doing my level best to make sure Harry & the elderly niece were ok it was after all a sad occasion. I wasn't keeping too close an eye on the floor of the church you see & didn't notice the grid until I walked over it & felt the heel of my shoe squeeze through one of the holes rather too tightly for my liking!
In a split second I felt horror, despair ,why the heck did I have court shoes on my feet & not proper heels, trying to remember if they were expensive shoes as one would have to be left behind, how was I going to warn the mourners behind me, should I let go of Harry & elderly niece to try & retrieve said shoe, how would I hobble gracefully & respectfully down the aisle with one shoe on my foot or should I really set the scene & kick my remaining shoe off! Split second passed by & I raised my foot up & thankfully my shoe came out with it. I shall remember that sensation for the rest of my life & the snorts of laughter it brought afterwards.
The hound has settled in well, he came with his own crochet blanket! I do have photos to show you but after a big tidy up the other day I have misplaced my camera. I am yet to download the latest batch of photos so you are stuck with the one at the top of this post.
We had a big garden clear up & I took a couple of shots from my bedroom window to show you how bare my garden is looking now. It's quite a nice feeling knowing that the garden is ready for next year & I have the the winter to make plans.
I have a couple of days off so am treating myself to some Christmas crafting, the heating is on the hound is snoozing on his blanket, a candle is lit & Christmas movies are on the TV, As always enjoy your day xx