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Showing posts from November, 2018

Missing Marguerite. 14 years later.

On this day, 14 years ago, the world lost a little bit of its magic, when at 11pm, my little sister took her final breath and life changed as we all knew it. She was only 17 years old. 17 years and 19 days to be exact. As I sat here today reading all the lovely messages written about her, my heart soared with pride in the fact that in her short time with us, she managed to have such a big impact on so many people. Marguerite Mary O'Dwyer, an ambassador for mischief, mockery and for having a marvellous time. I miss her so much. It is funny how every year there is something different that I focus on for the anniversary. I never choose my train of thought, I think the year since the last anniversary chooses it for me. Last night, I got fairly plastered on wine and when my other half went to his bed, I sat and sang along to every sad song I could think of. I had a wee chat with Mags before I went to bed and woke up this morning well rested and ready to seize the day.  I got qui

Thankfuls 22/11/18

Today is Thanksgiving in the USA. It is also the end of Beaufest but that is a story for another time. I have love the idea of a holiday where we reflect on the things for which we are thankful. I attended a funeral this week. It was the funeral of my friend's father. It was a beautiful service and a lovely send off to a man who lived a most fascinating life. As we waited for the service to begin, the organist played 'Going Home'. It always reminds me of singing in the school choir back in the day. It also reminds me of Marguerite's final journey from the church to her grave all those years ago . Funerals and music are funny like that. I sat and listened to very moving eulogy, and my thoughts turned to my own father. Suddenly he felt very far away. But as the day wore on my thoughts turned to the positive and I became rather thankful that even though he is far away that he is still here. The mind is a vortex of craziness, procrastination, insanity and delibera