A lot of plans of a lot of people have had to change in the last few months.
Our plan to attend an Easter Rally at Weymouth was cancelled and I had to be content with video chats with the family – all very nice but definitely not as good. Such a shame as the weather was fantastic.
Camp sites were closed down for an unspecified time and the country has been locked down.
For most of the time the weather has been fine – a few not so good days but for England it was a good spring.
The most we have managed are trips around the house to our sun trap patio where we spent several quiet afternoons relaxing on the reclining garden chairs.
Through March and April my health was declining but not too quickly. Into May and I can feel things are changing.
Mary started really struggling towards mid-May and very sadly she passed away on the 23rd.
After it became clear that the Radiotherapy treatment she underwent had not cured her Cancer she has been under the care of Dorothy House Hospice. They promised her she could pass at home and in no pain.
On that Saturday evening she passed peacefully in her sleep. I was holding her hand.
A few days before she was pleased we reached our 15th Wedding Anniversary – telling me they were her happiest adult years.
Over our years together we have done a lot of things and visited a lot of places. We have holidayed abroad in the early years, finding a joint love of the country of Portugal which we visited many times. As things became harder health wise we stayed in this country but still managed many holidays. Recently our motorhome has provided the needed facilities as we travelled to many lovely places. We made the most of it.
She really enjoyed writing hardcopy diaries of our adventures – allowing me to transpose them into our Blog (she never was enamoured with typing). So I have many full A4 note books with her entries as well as postcards and entry tickets stuck in.
Things for me are still very raw – I’m not sure what I will be doing on here yet. I believe she would want me to continue posting but it is one thing typing in her words and totally another starting with a blank sheet.
The one thing she did make me promise was to attend Hermanfest whenever that is now – so if nothing else happens before you should get a post about that.