Amelia! I've just gotten my paws on Clipper dandelion tea and oh gosh, I totally love it!! Had mine with honey and I think the earthy and distinctive taste is so delectable! :D How do you usually like it? x
Yaaaay, I’m so glad you found some and you like it! I’ve never thought about having it with honey, I normally drink it with a dash of lemon which is really refreshing I find.
It works wonders shifting any water weight you might have too! ♥
This weekend my family got the very sad news that my uncle peter had passed away.
He was one of the most intelligent people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting and a true gentleman. I’d never known Uncle Peter to be in love until one day when he was in his late 40’s he introduced us to Mary, a wonderful woman he had met and fallen for - his first ever partner and his self confessed true love.
Shortly after meeting Mary, Uncle Peter was given the terrible news that he had developed a brain tumour and would only have months to live. During this time he chose to undergo chemotherapy and we all watched the bright and brilliant physicist we knew and loved begin to slow down and lose his witty edge.
It was during his treatment that Uncle Peter and Mary decided that life was far too short and that they were going to get married! I was bridesmaid for the day we all witnessed the joining of two wonderful people under the most beautiful summer sky. After their wedding Uncle Peter and Mary decided to spend the rest of their time together down on the south coast where they could enjoy every day with one another and savour however long they had left.
As it turns out Uncle Peter was given the all clear a few years back and relished in the notion that he had fought and won his battle with the big C. We continued to receive updates on their relaxing and well deserved life together and even received the odd pressie of fine wine or cheeses from their local area especially because Uncle Peter and I share the same birthday so neither one of us had an excuse to forget!
When we received that letter the other day to say that he had left us it hit us all quite hard. I think we’d all had maybe got a bit complacent with Uncle Peter’s situation and just didn’t expect him not to be able to fight it all over again. His funeral is next Monday and we know it will be a very sad day. Our aim is to travel down on Sunday and stay the night ready for the service. It’s a long way but one which warrants every mile.
It’s events like this that really help you appreciate how lucky you really are and make you admire the strength that others find in the face of such tragedy. Let’s give everyone we love an extra big hug today, life’s way too short not to.
Hello Amelia! :) just dropping by to greet you and your lovely bunnies; Colin looks really cute in his most recent picture! Anyway, I asked for your recommendation for some teas previously and since then, I've been out and about sampling new tea flavours! :) And I highly recommend sakura tea to you if you have it over there in UK; it's sooooo divine, delicate and fragrant! Can't find the dandelion tea you mentioned though...where do you usually get it from? :) x
Thank you, they are both very chubby and cuddley these days!
I haven’t tried Sakura tea before I shall have to look out for it. I usually get my Dandelion tea from a shop called Holland and Barratt, it’s made by Clipper. But that’s the only place I’ve found that does it so I always sock up and look like a crazy tea lady! ♥
I don’t think I’ve had an evening in the week as wonderful as this in a long long time.
I left work feeling pretty stressed and worn out only to be greeted by my mum who took me for dinner and suggested we go and visit my grandma’s old next-door neighbour Eva. I’ve mentioned before that Eva is a remarkable woman who at 96 still does her own gardening and at Christmas makes the best mince pies in the world! Unfortunately Eva hasn’t been doing so well lately and has been taken into a home. But still at almost 97 years of age she remains cheery and bright. It blows my mind to think of the amount of history she has seen, not to mention the fashion eras and changes in technology she’s been through since 1915! Upon leaving the home, although on some level feeling sad for the fact that her body may be winding down, I can’t help but feel awed by her spirit even now.
When I reached mum and dads I was greeted by an amazing guitar case and my customised guitar which dad had done for me - now it feels so special and plays beautifully with it’s lowered run and new lighter strings.
The rest of my evening was then spent learning some of dads favourite songs with him and I honestly couldn’t have been happier. Follow that with a few drama-filled episodes of One Tree Hill and a glass or two of good white wine and everyone in my family is a very happy bunny.
Tonight may seem like the simplest of nights but to me it’s been amazing, it’s really important to appreciate those around you for who they are because in day to day life it’s very easy to forget what makes them wonderful.