Thursday, 23 January 2014

I've been a little absent!

2014 started with me having the resolution to blog every day Mon - Fri. I was doing quite well - then my Grandmother died. How very rude of her.*

We are currently in that horrible stage between a loved one passing and actually holding the funeral - so time feels a little suspended. I am going to keep blogging as and when I can - and I want to because it takes my mind off of things and keeps me busy - but please bear with for now.

Many thanks to everyone that has sent messages of support - they are much appreciated. And special shout-outs to Hayley, Ree, Rosie, Jo and the amazing Espa Life team at Gleneagles for stepping in and holding me up when I got the news.





*Please don't take offence at me joking about my Nana's passing. It's the only way I'm getting through it and she would totally, absolutely, laugh with me. And don't worry, this won't turn into a blog full of grief/endless posts about the family. It's a blog - not Days of Our Lives.

118 comments:

  1. Oh, I really am so sorry for your loss. May she rest peacefully. x

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  2. So sorry to hear this Caroline, thinking of you and yours x

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  3. Sorry for your loss. Sending lots of love and hugs your way. xx

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  4. Sending love your way <3 I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  5. Oh gosh, I am just so sorry for your loss. Sending you and your family all the best xx

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  6. I'm so sorry for your loss.

    Take all the time you need. My thoughts are with you

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  7. So sorry for your loss. Lost both of mine last year and they both would have chuckled at your comment :) I had to take a month out when my maternal grandma died as we were so close, so you should always take as much time as you need. She was a very beautiful lady!

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  8. Schwarzrapunzel23 January 2014 17:15

    Oh, that is sad news. :( Take your time, and at least you haven't lost your great humour. :)

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  9. So sorry to hear that, but well done to you for being so strong! xxxx

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  10. I really am so sorry for your loss

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  11. So sorry to hear this Caroline, thoughts and love to you and your family

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  12. Sending hugs. Take as much time as you need xx

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  13. so sorry to hear of your loss x

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  14. So sorry to hear of your loss. Love and hugs to you and your family x

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  15. Sorry for you loss but well done to keep blogging and attempting to "get on with it" - do let me know if you need anything (not joking that is a real offer even though we don't know each other properly).

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  16. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother. As far as joking about it goes, I completely relate to your gallows humor. Laugh if you can, cry if you must.



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  17. im sorry for your loss, we have had loss in our family at the start of jan too

    thoughts are with you and your family xx

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  18. So sorry to hear this sad news :-(
    Love and hugs xx

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  19. Really sorry for your loss Caroline.

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  20. you both have very beautiful skin in that photo!! hermanspottypantsxx

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  21. So sorry, I hope she was comfortable at the end - she sounds like a very loved lady (with a great sense of humour). Thoughts are with you, take care of yourselves. X

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  22. So sorry Caroline. That is a beautiful picture of the two of you. Sharon L.

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  23. Oh I am sorry for your loss caroline. Keep strong :) x

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  24. :-( so sorry to hear that. I hope that things are as well as they can be under the circumstances. Be gentle with yourself xx

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  25. Lafeeverte198423 January 2014 20:42

    Sorry for your loss Caroline x

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  26. Sorry for your loss. Unfortunately I´m in the same stage, my grandmother also died last 12 January.

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  27. Many prayers and well wishes with you and your family����.
    Tarva

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  28. So much to be appreciated in having a Nana. sending much love Caroline. XX

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  29. Sorry for your loss. My condolences to both you and your family..

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  30. So sorry for your loss! We miss you, but take your time.

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  31. I'm so sorry to hear this, Caroline. Am thinking of you and your family. xx

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  32. Humour is so important during these times especially if you always used humour with your nana. We leaned on our humour during the last weeks with my father & every time we get together now - he would have loved it too. Sending hugs x

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  33. I am glad you shared such a lovely photo of you with your grandmother. I am sorry for your loss, Caroline. Warmest regards.

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  34. Lots of love to you and your family. Xxx

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  35. sorry for your lost:\
    you look so beautiful on this picture xxx lots of love

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  36. Caroline, you have been exceedingly blessed to have many years of wonderful memories with your Nana. I pray they comfort you and your family during this difficult time. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  37. May her new journey be even more beautiful than the last. Bless you Caroline.

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  38. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family Caroline, the passing of a loved one is always such a difficult experience to go through.

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  39. So sorry for your loss Caroline, your grandma looks utterly lovely xxx

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  40. Sorry for your loss Caroline. Ive lost my last living grandparent four months ago at the age of 88. she lived such a full life and still we didn't want her to go and i felt like there was so much to say and do, so i completely understand how it my take time especially if you were close.sending lots of hags and kisses as all your readers,we may be "virtual" but we still love you!

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  41. Caroline, really sorry to hear this, but it's a circle of life and I hope you and your family are ok coping with it. xx

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  42. What a beautiful picture , really sorry Caroline for your loss x

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  43. lots love n hugs 4 u corline i lost my grandad last yr i know how it can feel....will be looking forward for your posts xoxo

    http://sarazbeautytonic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  44. I've already written you on Instagram, so just to say you should not worry about blogging, we've all been there (I think) and can sympathise with your sadness... And thanks for posting that amazing photo. You both look gorgeous and ever so happy!

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  45. My deepest and heartfelt condolence Caroline. Stay strong my dear.

    Victoria

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  46. That picture sums up so many things about your Nana that you'll keep forever with you and nobody can take away from you, or your family. It's physical death and the soul lingers with you all who loved her and whom she loved. You may weep, you may hurt, but you will be strong and live on with the warmth of her love inside you which will allow to move the heartbreak further down where nobody needs it but since we can't really take it away... it's life unfortunately, being ready for this doesn't help but somehow here it came... May she rest in peace and may you all find the path to warmth and hearts full of love.

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  47. I am incredibly sorry to hear that Caroline, she looks a beautiful woman- sending love to the family, take care xx

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  48. I am so sorry for your loss,condolences to you and all your family.
    Take care, G.

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  49. What a beautiful photo, sending loving thoughts xx

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  50. So much love can be seen in that photo. Deepest sympathy.

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  51. My grandmother passed away two weeks ago - I feel your loss. We only had the funeral on Monday so had two weeks of limbo. Now she, and I think the rest of us two, are at peace. May your grandma rest peacefully with the Angels. Thinking of you x

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  52. I'm so sorry Caroline! I've been there and i know how hard it is. I just wanted to tell you how beautiful your Nana is and that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  53. My grandmother just passed recently too.
    Stay strong through the hard times... What doesnt break you, only makes you stronger. :)
    xxx

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  54. All my Love and support!!! Going trough the same having lost a very dear friend......

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  55. So sorry for your loss, lots of love and hugs!!!!

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  56. We so need sick humour in this crazy world -otherwise we wouldnt be able to bear it I think.

    Im sorry for your loss and seding your love and good thoughts from Bergen Norway

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  57. My deepest condoleances, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, lots of love

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  58. So sorry for your loss! :( xx

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  59. Sorry to hear of your loss. My family are too in the limbo stage of waiting for the funeral of my aunt who passed last weekend so I can sympathise.

    Lots of love to you and your family.

    Victoria x

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  60. So sorry for your loss Caroline, condolences to all who knew and loved your nana.

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  61. My thoughts are with you caroline, I hope you and your family are ok. Be brave you wonderful lady. Lots of love Becki Dunnxx

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  62. I'm so sorry to hear that, Grandmothers are special xx

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  63. I'm so sorry to hear that, Grandmothers are special xx

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  64. So sorry to hear your news.

    You must treasure that picture - it's lovely. Your Nan looked fabulous & you both look so happy. How old was she when it was taken? She had lovely skin x

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  65. I'm really sorry to hear that. Sending my love to you and your family.

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  66. So sorry Caroline. Thinking of you and your family. x

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  67. You're brilliant. Probably the only person I've ever actively followed in an online way and thought, man, she would be such a fabulous friend to have. And I don't mean because of your incredible knowledge, but because you are obviously such a cool person. I'm sure your Nana felt happy to be your grandmother too. Do whatever makes you happy Caroline, blog as rarely or as often as you wish. Love your work & lots of hugs during a tough time xxx

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  68. Sorry for your loss, may she rest in peace.

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  69. So so sorry about your grandma, what a beautiful photo of you both xx

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  70. My deepest condoleances

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  71. Deepest condolences. Take care.

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  72. I'm so sorry for your loss. And we are not offended by your joke. Now we know you. And I think that phrase express your love better than any other words....

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  73. sorry for your loss hun
    big hugs
    xxxx

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  74. So sorry for your loss. Love to you and your family.

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  75. Condolences, Caroline. May you and your family find strength during this hard time.

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  76. Condolences to you and yours.

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  77. What a gorgeous photo of you both Caroline. So sorry to hear of your loss x

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  78. So sorry for your loss, and we all know she meant the world to you. x

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  79. I'm so sorry to hear your sad news. My thoughts are with you xx

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  80. I'm so sorry to hear your sad news. My thoughts are with you xx

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  81. I am sorry to hear about your nana. Your joke actually shows how intimate you are with her. Sincerest condolences to you and your family.

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  82. I'm so sorry for your loss! Lots of love and hugs! xxxxxx

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  83. I'm so sorry for your loss, sending you lots and love and hugs! xxxxxx

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  84. My condolences to you and your family. Lots of love xxx

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  85. A lots of love to you, Caroline! xxxx

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  86. Sorry for your loss, I am so envious of people who had their Grannies in their lives, mine were both long gone by the time I was born, missed out on so much. We bury people really quickly here in Ireland & I always feel for my relatives in the UK because you have to wait so long, that in-between faze is tough. Take care.

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  87. My deepest condolences to you on your loss.

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  88. Sincere condolences on your loss Caroline. And as you have been humorous about it yourself (also my coping mechanism), I hope you won't mind me saying I hope you got all your grandmother's skin secrets before she passed on! That photo is incredible!!

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  89. Im so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Stay strong
    Hugs

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  90. So sorry for your loss, lost my father ten years ago and he would have loved your humour. I hope your family get through this difficult time with love laughter and happy memories of a beautiful lady xxx

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  91. Miss you, but family comes first and we all will be here when you are ready to come back to us!!! God's blessings to you and your family.
    Tarva��

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  92. <3 love and hugs... love and more hugs.

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  93. So sorry to hear about your Grandmother's passing, Caroline. Glad that you're trying to stay positive all the same. Hope everything gets better soon xx

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  94. Lovely photo of you both. At least you have your family around you and you can remember your grandma together. x

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  95. Hope you are ok Caroline, thinking of you.

    Much love xx

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  96. So sorry to hear of your loss, thinking of you at this difficult time xx

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  97. My deepest condolences to you and your family xo

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  98. I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandmother it must be a really hard time for you and your family. Hope you get through it together and she goes to rest peacefully. Take all the time you need x

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  99. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother, I know from personal experiences last year its hard losing someone you love, especially when its suddenly! Love and hugs to you and your family!

    Hayley xo

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  100. I am very sorry for your loss. She will always be living in your minds and hearts. x

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  101. Hello Caroline, I just read about your loss from your most recent post. Losing a someone so close to you is very hard and I feel very much for you. My thoughts are with you and your family. Take care.

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  102. We share a similar humour. Loved ones dying is a *bitch*. Hope the funeral gives you and your family a good opportunity to say goodbye and remember her together.

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  103. My dad died early December, I know the feeling. Condoleances and courage, I found it felt worse a month later, when people stopped asking I was...

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  104. Condoleances. My dad died in December of cancer. I know how hard it is. All my thoughts are with you, especially when you feel worse after a few good days.

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  105. I'm sorry for your loss Caroline, what a gorgeous picture of you both x

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