The Journey – rest in peace Granny :-)

Today, we celebrated Grandma’s life with a lovely service at St John the Baptist church in Cramlington followed by the burial at St Mary’s.

The sky was a beautiful blue (we were all very thankful given the torrential rain from the last few days… 🌧 ) and the air a crisp chill.

Claire read the following poem during the service and we wanted to share it with all here tonight…

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There is a train at the station
With a seat reserved just for me
I’m excited about its destination
As I’ve heard it sets you free

The trials and tribulations
The pain and stress we breathe
Don’t exist were I am going
Only happiness I believe

I hope that you will be there
To wish me on my way
It’s not a journey you can join in
It’s not your time today

There’ll be many destinations
Some are happy, some are sad
Each one a brief reminder
Of the great times that we’ve had

Many friends I know are waiting
Who took an earlier train
To greet and reassure me
That nothing has really changed

We’ll take the time together
To catch up on the past
To build a new beginning
One that will always last

One day you’ll take your journey
On the train just like me
And i promise that I’ll be there
At the station and you will see

That Life is just a journey
Enriched by those you meet
No one can take that from you
It’s always yours to keep’

But now as no seat is vacant
You will have to muddle through
Make sure you fulfil your ambitions
As you know i’ll be watching you

And if there’s an occasion
To mention who you knew
Speak kindly of that person
As one day it will be you

(The Journey by Timothy Coote)

East Coast

We have been super fortunate to be able to spend a few days on the east coast at Grandma and Grandad’s place in Burton Fleming.

We arrived late on Friday night once dad got back from Stockholm (delayed flight and broken rail network meant he was nearly 2 hours late) so that we would be here for first thing Saturday morning.

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We met with Paula and Cayton for a lovely walk along the cliffs along the north beach with the dogs and kids – the weather was lovely and watching the chaps souring just above was awesome.

A bit of shopping and the pizza for tea in the farmhouse – just lovely.

We are here for 5 or so days and the forecast suggests it will be awesome, so we have totally lucked out 🙂

We thought this was typical Hugo – nosey monkey..