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“The world wasn’t made for us, we were made for the world.”
― John Green

The week has flown again and I wasn’t sure I would have anything to share this time around. I have been taking lots of photographs each week, of my Grandad who is still in hospital. Mobile phones are amazing because with one click and a few buttons you can send a photograph to so many people and it can convey a thousand words. As a family we’ve been sharing photos of Grandad since the day after boxing day, giving updates to each other as we often go at various times to visit. Last Saturday a few of us spent some time with Grandad helping him write his Valentine’s card for Grandma. It was hilarious, and we had so much fun.We made memories, we haven’t stopped making memories.

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Yesterday (Valentine’s day) my Mum made up some pretty Valentines plates of nibbles and brought two lovely tea cups to the hospital so that my Grandparents could have ‘dinner’ together. A red serviette lay on the hospital table and a beautiful red rose sat in a small silver pot in the middle of it all. My Grandad surprised my Grandma with the card he had written for her. It was emotional. But it was beautiful. We made more memories. We still haven’t stopped…

2I shared this photo yesterday, with the caption that flowers, gifts and fancy meals out could not compare to years and years of love, laughter, trials and tribulations. My Grandad said, ‘I’d marry that woman again.’ Isn’t that just love.

On another slightly less mushy note, I took some of my leftover 2015 Calendars onto the ward yesterday as well. There are a few other men there that are locals and I thought they would appreciate the local scenes. I expected possibly a smile or two. But I was amazed by the reaction. One said that it was the best Valentine’s present. News spread and people were coming onto the ward to ask how they could get a calendar. I gave a few more away. I still have a couple left and if you know anyone who needs their day brightened by some pretty landscapes and a bit of England let me know, they’re going and they need a good home. No pennies neccessary.

Calendar 2015 England Cover

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“There’s nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with CHOCOLATE.”

– Linda Grayson

Happy Easter to those who celebrate it – and Happy Sunday to those who don’t! Chocolate has been consumed, which does nothing to promote the cough getting better but what can you do? It was only a couple of squares of cadburys caramel…Harmless…! I’m not 100% better yet, not even 60% probably. But I certainly feel like I have a bit more energy than yesterday afternoon and evening when I ended up falling asleep in my chair! (I am almost 23 after all).

I had some extra special help in making today’s shots un-bland! I’ve not been ambitious with shooting and so favored some pretty roses that were in the house. I also thought it would be fitting to post a poem I wrote in 2009 – which sort of compliments roses and in particular yellow ones!

The Rose

The colour of wine, the richest sort,
And in arguments, the last resort,
The red rose given, a sign of love,
A perfect match like hand to glove.

The colour of blood and beating heart,
A token of love in times apart,
They, without words, say ‘I love you.’
And on acceptance, ‘I love you too.’

But a yellow rose amongst the red,
Gives to you the words unsaid,
And before the rose of love impends,
Yellow symbolizes true friends.

One day you’ll find the man that knows,
The importance of a yellow rose,
When pondering bunches of red for you,
He will slip a yellow rose in too.

And after that slightly corny interlude let us move on to less mushy things such as blue flowers! These are beautiful – I’m not even sure what they are, I should probably try and find out more often. Any advances on their identity would be greatly appreciated.

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