Thursday, 24 December 2009


Two simple images :

The angel made by my daughter when she was 2. Simple and charming...

And a beautifully simple card sitting on my late father's inkstand in my Mum's dining room.

It should have been his 88th birthday today.

I still miss him.

For all those for whom there is an empty space at the table at Christmas Day...

Love Wend


  1. Your daughter's angel is gorgeous and I am sure you treasure it just like you must treasure all the lovely memories of your dad.
    I hope that you have a wonderful Christmas.
    Love, Sal xxx ;-)

  2. Two special treasures.
    I'll be missing my dad for the second Christmas without him.
    Thinking of you and wishing you a happy Christmas.
    Lisa xx

  3. Every Christmas I am so grateful to have both parents still with us. I know the time is getting closer when we will not have one or both of them.
    Hope you have many happy memories.

  4. Pretty angel - we used to have one that for many years graced our tree till my daughter demanded it was got rid of as she was now an adult! Loved that picture of snowdrops on your Dad's inkstand. Christmas can be a sad time for many as we are reminded of those no longer with us and the older you get the longer that list becomes! Don't be too sad however and enjoy your day even though having a moment's sadness too!


  5. I'm sure your Dad will be there with you and will enjoy your company in silence.
    Have a very merry Christmas!

  6. We're fortunate to have all parents still with us but I know the situation may be different next year.

    I love your daughters angel - how lovely that it has lasted for so many years :)

    Merry Christmas

    Vicki xxx

  7. Nothing like christmas to heighten the sense of loss,That's a lovely tribute to your dad ,
    I;d like to wish you and yours a really lovely christmas , i've really enjoyed and had great fun getting to know you this blogging year,its been lovely visiting you here and lovely having you over at mine.. I look forward to more next year ..all the best Wend and gorgeous girl
    xxx elaine

  8. Have a wonderful Christmas warmed by memories of your Dad,

  9. Have a lovely Christmas and enjoy the memories of your dad. We reminised last night...lots of disjointed Christmassy memories. Lovely and not sad if that makes sense! Cheers hun, it was great to meet you at the Fair, sorry not to have been in touch sooner.

    Zoe x

  10. Merry Christmas Wendy

    So sorry you are missing your Dad. It's not easy! I wish you love, health, peace and lots of nice things for 2010

    Lots of love
    Carolyn xx

  11. We have some empty spaces, too, but I hope that you have a very happy Christmas.

    Pomona x

  12. hope you have a very merry christmas!
    fliss xx