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The Dwyer Family Blog


RosiePosted by Rachel Dwyer 21 Jun, 2018 07:11AM
Today I'm being whisked off to Firenze .
I have the beautiful daughter and now I'm going to the wonderful place .
Tickets to see David ( the statue not the nephew ) are booked ... and we're flying from London City Airport - which i am fascinated with since souring above in The Cable Car ( I love The cable car ) .
Very excited

Tony Mason

RosiePosted by Rachel Dwyer 13 Jun, 2018 06:44PM
Our dear friend Tony died in the early hours of this morning . Even though he had been in ITU since Saturday morning ,I always had a glimmer of hope . This is very sad news and I feel wretched for all those who loved and cared for him .I know it is NOT about me , but it has knocked me sideways /opened up a wound / made me overthink .The mindfulness has gone out the bloody window .

He was our campervanning buddy .
Him and his wife,Mary, took Vilma - plus the 2 dogs while we just took Emerald and the Boules . We walked the cliffs , ate at The Hive ,the farm and drank at any pub we walked past ( not many on a coastal path). He swam in the sea with me . On New Year's Eve we hid the clock and played Dobble, Scrabs and Doms til the wee small hours . Early on Christmas morning, when all our kids were asleep we met early in Marble Hill park for a walk .

We laughed a lot .We cried together too

He cooked for us .Bacon butties by the van , Peking Duck in his kitchen . He cracked us up .He thrashed us at Scrabble and was the only person I know to get 2 seven letter words in one game . He had a telephone job interview while we were on a windswept beach in Dorset - and got it . He loved his wife , his kids, his mother ,his auntie and his siblings ...

But most importantly he was kind . We shared the same values and were happy to talk about our vulnerabilities and our sadnesses and our joys . it was an honest unpretentious relationship.

The four of us only really became close after Rosie died, because of the fact we shared stuff .

I'm lost for words ,I feel so sad

A big heads up for Saga ( not the travel company )

RosiePosted by Rachel Dwyer 10 Jun, 2018 12:55PM
Why did she do it ? I can't stop thinking about her ..and Henrik ..and his sadness .

Bugger the plot ,it's the love story that's getting into my bones .

She is the best TV character ever .I sort of love her .I think we all went to protect her , and now him as well .

If all goes to plan ,we'll be in Emerald next friday night , and so I'll have to hold off til sunday , and the Aidan'll be back on the scene


RosiePosted by Rachel Dwyer 03 Jun, 2018 08:10AM
Staying up and watching the 5 final episodes of Salamander back to back ( while waiting up for our 3 Italian students to come home) is not conducive to a good night's sleep.

Wish I was back in Broughty Ferry

It may sound crass ,but we trusted each other with our lives

RosiePosted by Rachel Dwyer 31 May, 2018 08:36PM
Today was a bit tricky .Not in the is it /isn't going to lash down , but in the emotional sense .

Seventeen years ago today was the same day-wise as today .It was the Thursday of half term .It was the day my dear sister ,Jane ,died .

I wouldn't wish what she had to endure ,on anybody . She was certainly no angel , but by God she was amazing . She was kind, generous, funny, witty , observant ,creative and had to put up with so much .It seemed to be one blow after another. But when we were together and with just one slight look we could howl with laughter .She knew what I was thinking ,I knew what she was thinking , she knew what I'd order whenever we went into a bar, cafe ,restaurant . She knew who I liked , who irritated me and i could take one look at her ravaged little body and make her comfortable - it was all about symmetry and getting her bum in the right position

.Syringomyelia is horrible and cruel and painful and frightening - on top of all her other physical problems ,it was just too much- her little body just couldn't take any more .

Lovely ,more lovely and even more lovely

RosiePosted by Rachel Dwyer 23 May, 2018 06:15PM
Three beautiful photos Darren , thank you .

The first is on The Yankee Clipper motoring around Manhattan ,on the way to The Yankee Clipper game at guess where ...Te Yankee Clipper Stadium ,in 2007 .

The second is The Jazz Fest ( I think ) in 2007 or 8


The third is on Southwold Pier

Advice for next time ?

RosiePosted by Rachel Dwyer 19 May, 2018 05:28PM
I know it's not about me , but I feel I was nearly there today ....why ?

Meghan's real name is Rachel

I took a school trip to Windsor last year .

Justin and I have met ,I've sent him a book ( Religion for Atheists) , he responded .I like him .

I had an ASD student once who knew all the words to 'Stand by Me'

John's met Wills and Kate

I went on a Chiltern's walk on Thursday .Half way round we popped into Chenies Church , picked up a hymn book and belted out the first hymn the page fell open at - only bloody 'Lord of all Hopefulness'

Anyway my views on the whole thing ,

I loved Rachey's/ Mehg's dress and The Queen's outfit . Apart from above mentioned song , the music was funereal and so sombre .Doria looked so sad and so alone - why didn't she have a bessy mate sitting close and holding her hand .It would be nice if the Queen smiled .

I'm always nervous when The Royals ( and Meghan ) go up the steps - I wish they would link arms with someone . Do they not like touching each other ?

You've eaten the cake , now go to the Festival

RosiePosted by Rachel Dwyer 18 May, 2018 07:34AM
So very proud it makes me a cry a little bit

Cannee wait to see Florences' Turnberry Rugs next weekend ... and the day I go ,I can carve a spoon- never done that before

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