ending on a positive

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

dog down day

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:

target reached!

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

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  1. So sorry to hear about your friend :(. Well done Leyla, many congratulations.

  2. So glad to read about how your day changed in such a positive way and well done for raising so much money!

  3. I am sorry that you lost such a dear friend. Congratulations on becoming a Butlins Ambassador and reaching your fundraising goal. Good luck on Sunday.

  4. Sorry to hear about your friend. Fantastic about being a Butlins Ambassador and good luck with the 3 peaks challenge x

  5. What a day. Swinging from one emotion to the next. You sound as if you coped. Congrats on the fundraising and becoming an Ambassador. Oh and good luck this Sunday.

  6. Lots of good news that is a pleasure to read.

    I know what you mean about the sadness - Aaron would pick up on it too. They really feed off our energy don't they, even when we are outwardly okay. Even if Aaron is in buggy with his back to me, if my spirits dive he immediately says "what's wrong Mummy".

    Really deep post - love it.

    But on a serious note, sorry for the loss of a dear friend.

    Liska xxx

  7. well done on reaching your sponsorship goal, enjoy the peaks x

  8. Ah, now the last post o yours that I read makes more sense. Wishing you the very best of luck Leyla. And big hugs for you too xx


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