Sunday, October 24, 2010
Yesterday I collected two former and two current work colleagues and we trundled down to Barwon Heads for afternoon tea for yet another work colleague who has relocated to rural Victoria.
The afternoon tea was held at the house of a dear friend and once again, another former work colleague who should have been a caterer given her lavish spread of yummy sandwiches, scones, jam and cream, home made chocolate brownies and other delicious nibbles.
The weather was deceivingly warm, the sun was in the sky and I took a walk in Chris's delightful garden where beautiful yellow/orange poppies caressed my arms as they swayed gently in the breeze.
The garden was abundant in colour and oh so photogenic on such a day but that was not the reason I had come to this place.
My purpose was to say goodbye (not farewell) to a very strong lady who has fought a hard battle and is still fighting to this day. She goes back to her homeground and will be on land with her beloved horses, dogs and cats amidst her family. I have known this lady for thirty odd years and always have found her to be delightful and with a great sense of humour even in adversity.
I wish you well Adele in this new phase of your life and I promise to come visit you when I can.