Gill was amazing , in that heat and with 35,000 people getting in her way , she ran The London Marathon in 5hours 19mins.( That was about the same time it took Claire,Bob John and I to do a 5.5 mile river walk , have a pub lunch , lose a cardigan , find a cardigan , stop for a coffee and a hot X bun, lose a hat ,find a hat , study the map and make notes on ‘where to go in Cornwall’ ). We watched the marathon hi-lights last night ,scanning the screens for Rosie’s face on Gill’s white T Shirt.We were so moved that a) Gill did it raising well over a £1,000 for The Children of The Southend Academy and b) Rosie was out there amongst all those thousands of people.
We are off for to Cornwall tomorrow for 6 nights. I can’t wait .It hasn’t been an easy term with both our Mums in hospital and the Ofsted visit on top . I call it The POF- Pile on Factor. Feeling sad and yearning for Rosie makes life exhausting and tough. More stuff gets piled on and I feel myself sinking very fast …so this holiday ( selfishly) couldn’t come at a better time. Through The Child Bereavement Charity , we have been lucky enough to be given a cottage in Marazion, through The Sand Rose Project – a charity which supports bereaved families. They have 3 cottages ,with a shared garden ( we’re going to be a happy lot ). So bring on Babs Hepworths Garden, walks ,scrabble,Tate St Ives, Cornish Pasties and THE SEA – one of the best therapies known to man