Monday, 5 September 2011
In meantime I've been knuckling down to the invites, this is the latest. Had a look round for pics of wildflowers or spring flowers, saw this pic and loved it. I can print these as well, so saves a bit of time, the squiggly bit is a stamp, tho I'm also thinking of ribbon.
Then today as I am making these cards I get an e-mail from a friend, my first thought was that I'd not heard from her in a while, so thought it would be a catch up, and instead it was giving me news of the death of an old colleague. It was such a shock, she'd only retired in 2008, and was only 64, which is no age these days. She was the person who trained me and whom I worked with the most. My other colleagues told me she was a bit an of an odd bod, and she was, but in a nice way. I got along very well with her, and we did eventually become friends, she wasn't an easy person to get close to, reluctant, or shy, I'm not sure, but she seemed to prefer her own company. Well in her later years, as in her youth she was a go getter. The news really did knock me sideways, I sort of felt she'd go on for a long time, becoming ever more endearingly eccentric.
Rest in Peace Jillian.