Today has been a day full of mixed emotions.
Just after lunch I attended a funeral of a very good friend of our family. A lovely lady who I have known for over half my life. Someone who I loved to talk to and she would go out of her way to help anyone. A loving, kind and warm hearted lady. She was always there with a warm caring smile, I will miss talking to her but feel incredibly lucky to have known her. I feel it is not my place to name her, for I do not wish to upset her family, but simply to say I will miss her.
My girls perhaps sensed my mood when I picked them up from nursery. I was asked lots of questions from my eldest about why I was wearing black, why I was not wearing my trainers [the actual question was where are your normal shoes Mummy], and why are you wearing a dress.
I think this picture of my daughter perhaps sums everything up
I think even our dog was feeling it
Then this evening everything changed. I received an email which I had to read, and then read again. I could not believe it, these things don't happy to me. The email said
'I’m delighted to invite you to become one of our official Butlins Ambassadors for 2013/2014 '
I luckily had finished cooking when I read it as I almost fell over with shock. I really am over the moon, I just cannot believe it. I really feel as well for all those that applied and were unsuccessful I have been there on many occasion and know just what it is like.
Another amazing thing happened tonight and that is:
I hit my fund raising target! I have now raised over £250 for Alzheimer's society and I could not be feeling more proud. Sunday is going to be tough, there is no doubt about it, but now I am more determined than ever to do this. Thank you to all my wonderful supporters! Please follow us on twitter on Sunday, we will be using the #blogy3p.
This day I love ending on a positive