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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Candy Winner and News.

Let's start with the candy winner. While I'm back at home I thought I'd better take the opportunity to get the candy drawn.



Anne I will get your parcel popped in the mail to you xxx



The reason for my absence:
My mum was diagnosed with terminal cancer in July. Mum was a very private person and she didn't want anyone to know that she was poorly.
She didn't want to talk about it, didn't complain, just accepted it and got on with it.
She didn't want any treatment, just palliative care and her only wish was to remain at home for as long as possible.

My amazing dad cared for mum, with the District Nurses and Bolton Hospice at Home nurses providing invaluable support for the last couple of weeks, which enabled mum to remain at home for all but a couple of hours. I cannot praise enough the work these nurses do, they are truly angels.

Mum passed away peacefully in the early hours of last Saturday morning.
I will not be around much for at least the next couple of weeks.



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33 comments:

  1. Dear Elaine, I know that no words are going to ease the sadness that you are feeling right now but please know that I am thinking of you and missing my funny and talented blogland buddy. Take care hun, Jo x

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  2. Elaine so sorry to read this and my condolence's to you and the family. What a brave woman. Sending hugs. Xx

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  3. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My elder brother passed away last Saturday morning too. It was heart-breaking for my mom. Wishing you peace as you grief this loss. Take care, Elaine. Hugs, Heaney

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  4. So sorry to hear about your loss, Elain, sending you a lot of hugs,
    Dorte xx

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  5. OOOOOh Elaine, such sad news, my sincere condolances! I know what you're going through, I lost both parents to cancer at quite a young age. Best wishes and strength to all of you!

    xx Irene

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  6. I am so sorry to read the sad news about your Mum. I know how you are feeling, we lost our Mum to C on Mothers day this year. She didn't make it home unfortunately. I really feel for you. I know I dont know you personally and am just a follower of your blog but this did bring a tear to my eye :( Big hugs, try and stay strong. I wont say it gets easier, because it doesnt, you just learn to live without her until you meet again xx

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  7. God bless you and your family dear Elaine !!!
    Big hugs,
    Mo

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  8. I am so sorry to hear about your mum, such sad news sending hugs to you and your family xxx hope your dad is ok xx

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  9. There are no words for this loss...
    Take care Elaine! Big hug x Sarah

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  10. Hi Elaine. sending lots of love and hugs to you and your family at this very difficult time. So sorry to hear about your mum xxx

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  11. sending you all much love Elaine <3

    x

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  12. Hi Elaine, been thinking about you all week, glad mum got her wish to remain at home. What a lovely photo, I bet she liked that one. Trish

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  13. My heart goes out to you and your family, for your sad loss. What a brave lady. Big hugs, Carol S.xx

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  14. I'm so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  15. Dear sweet Elaine I'm so sorry to hear that your Mum has passed. What a brave beautiful lady to have endured so much without complaining & I'm sending big hugs to you & your Dad for the care you gave her .... It's always the ones that are left behind that hurt so bad. My heart goes out to you & your family.
    Hugs, Janie

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  16. Elaine...my heart goes out to you and your family. I know you are exhausted and still have much ahead of you. I will pray for blessing, comfort and strength in the coming months.

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  17. So sorry for your loss, sending hugs and comforting thoughts for you and your family.

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  18. So sorry to hear your sad news Elaine. Thinking of you and your family.

    Pam x

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  19. Dear elaine
    words cannot express the sorrow I feel for you and your family right now please know I am thinking of you what a beautiful photo of your mum one to certainly cherish xxx big hugs x suzie qxxxx

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  20. Oh Elaine, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mum sounds like an amazing, strong person. I am sure you have many very happy memories of her.

    Big hugs, Mary xxx

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  21. I'm sorry to hear about your mum. My condolences. Hugs! xx

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  22. Love and beautiful memories surround you now. Enjoy this precious time with your family as you remember your mummy and help you daddy adjust. Thinking of you. Hugs, Wends x

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  23. Thinking of you lovely lady. Fondest wishes to you and your family at this sad time. Xxxxxcc

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  24. Thinking of you lovely lady. Fondest wishes to you and your family at this sad time. Xxxxxcc

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  25. I´m so sorry about your los Elaine,you look so much like your mum!
    I can´t believe that I was crying saterday morning because that was my dad´s birthday!
    Sending lots of love to you and your loved ones!!
    Big XXXXXXX

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  26. I was so sorry to hear this Elaine and you have been in my thoughts. What a beautiful picture. x
    Rebecca.

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  27. oh Elaine, i am so sorry to read your sad news.my thoughts are with you and your family.

    hugs nic.xx

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  28. So Sorry for your loss sending hugs

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  29. So sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother, what a very tough time. The ones we love that can't be with us anymore are always in our hearts. Lots of love to you Elaine x

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  30. Elaine , I am so very sorry to read this today....sending love to you and your family. Take care x

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  31. Hi Elaine, I'm so sorry to hear your sad news. Sending hugs and love to you and your family. Cx

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