for Winnie with love

May 27, 2013 at 4:38 pm 12 comments

N&G 16-4-76 + nan & grandad

If I never see you again
I will always carry you

on my fingertips
and at brain edges

and in centers
of what I am
of what remains

(Charles Bukowski 1920-1994, from ‘letter to Katherine’)
17-1-13 - reading with Granny 1 4B
My Nan Winnie has been a big part of my life.  Euan and I are about the same age in these two photographs  – me on her knee 37 years ago and E reading stories with Grannan more recently.  I shall be forever thankful that he had the privilege of knowing her.  She passed away this morning, peacefully with her family around her.
Love always Nan, Granny, Mum, Winnie x x x

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together…  there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart…  I’ll always be with you.” – Winnie the Pooh

Entry filed under: home life.

making raspberry and coconut semi-freddo me and mine {May family portrait}

12 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Peggy Murray  |  May 27, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    My sympathy on your sad loss, but how lovely to have those 2 photos to share with your son in years to come.May she rest in peace

  • 2. Everlovin' Dad  |  May 28, 2013 at 10:40 am

    good one Nic

  • 3. Jasmin  |  May 28, 2013 at 11:42 am

    So sorry for your loss. What a beautiful tribute Nic. Thinking of you xxx

  • 4. Joanna  |  May 28, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    I am sorry to hear your Nan has passed away, I am sure you will miss her lots and it is brave of you to share these lovely photos with us. Take care and much love, Joanna

  • 5. Johanna GGG  |  May 28, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    sorry to hear of your loss – glad Euan got a chance to meet his great grandmother, especially as she sounds like she has had a special place in your life – lovely tribute

  • 6. Merci  |  May 28, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    That’s lovely, Nic. So very sorry for your family’s loss. Love and hugs. xxx

  • 7. whirlingstone  |  May 28, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Beautiful words Nic.

    Sorry for your loss.

    Love to you and yours x

  • 8. catmat11  |  May 28, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    lovely pictures to treasure forever.. rest in constant loving peace Nics lovely Nanny… tea and cakes and sandwiches are ready Nanny Moorey says and a bullseye episode, walk around the garden looking at the flowers, a game of scrabble, a few favourite songs to sing, and laughter… xxx

  • 9. Nip it in the bud  |  June 6, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    dear friends, thank you all for your kind comments x

  • 10. Bilbo Waggins  |  June 8, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    My dear girl, I am so very sorry. What a blessing however, that Winnie passed away quietly and with dignity surrounded by love.

    Although dearest E. won’t remember her when he grows up, the joy he must have given to Winnie is incalculable.

    I’m sitting quietly under a tree in the garden (am I the last person in the world to learn that Wi-Fi works outdoors?), taking it easy with Daisy by my side. Slowly starting to feel less exhausted, less wiped out; will endeavour to get in touch properly soon. Thank E. for his wonderful email last week … the boy has a wonderful turn of phrase and such a deep, kind heart. Aunty B. xxxx

  • 11. tile signing at Gloucester Cathedral | Nip it in the bud  |  August 3, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    […] was pleased we managed to fit all 3 of ours alongside ‘Winnie 1917-2013‘ in memory of my nan.  I wonder how different life in Gloucester will be by the time the roof is replaced again and the […]

  • 12. happy birthday to you | Nip it in the bud  |  September 23, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    […] remember that you have a friend though she may wander far. – L M Montgomery We’re remembering Nan fondly today on what would have been her 96th birthday. She celebrated more birthdays than anyone […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed

About Nip it in the bud

Welcome to my blog about growing and cooking allotment veg since 2009 and growing sweet boys since 2012. Take a walk with us through our life in Gloucester with a boy, a baby and 3 cats.

If you like what you found why not receive stories straight into your inbox

Follow Nip it in the bud on

Blog Stats

  • 454,073 hits


Follow me on Instagram

I love how an ordinary moment frozen in time by the camera can actually reveal so much. Luca is all about inhabiting his body and jumping, running and climbing. Euan is all about the quirkiness, curiosity and inventions. There's more about these best friend brothers on the blog in this month's #siblingsproject post #gloucesterlife #nipitinthebudblog
This little one is negotiating hard to get out of food shopping with me. Even saying that poor Daddy will be hungry if we don't restock the fridge isn't working. Apparently Daddy will be fine eating a wooden mushroom while L watches telly! #gloucesterlife #nipitinthebudblog #toddlerantics💜
#mischiefmakers #summerreadingchallenge starts today - you can find out more at your local library. E was excited to sign up and work towards earning his medal. There are some great activities taking place in Gloucestershire libraries this summer. #welovereadingbooks #gloucesterlife #nipitinthebudblog
I'd love a packet of crisps the size of a pillow case to make the same toddler-to-Doritos bag ratio. #gloucesterlife #nipitinthebudblog #toddlerliferocks
Love Saturday mornings. E's busy creating already with @geomagworld #gloucesterlife #nipitinthebudblog
Beach buddies #lightroomstoriescontest #adobelightroom #bestfriendbrothers #nipitinthebudblog
Happy memories of our Cornwall break last month at the start of this super sunny heatwave season. #lightroomstoriescontest #adobelightroom #nipitinthebudblog
Our first "soaked on the school run" selfie in a long long time! So many smiles and "yay, it's raining" from everyone in the playground ☔😄 #gloucesterlife #nipitinthebudblog
I think Luca was channelling his inner Monet when he painted his duck money box #2yearoldartist #gloucesterlife #nipitinthebudblog
I love finding pictures on my phone I'd forgotten about that remind me of a really special time with my boys (the Project Pilgrim celebration at @GlosCathedral a couple of weeks ago) #gloucesterlife #nipitinthebudblog
Love this kids creativity - there's only so many times you can tolerate your little brother interrupting your game of giant Connect 4 after all! #gloucesterlife #nipitinthebudblog
L fell asleep in the car today and stayed asleep when I got him out. I took this picture thinking I'd savour the moment and then wake him so that bedtime wouldn't be messy but just look at that face, I couldn't. So I enjoyed the cuddle instead and he's now snoring blissfully beside me again. Trust your baby, he knows what he needs 😴 #gloucesterlife #nipitinthebudblog

Follow me on Twitter

Featured posts elsewhere

A Gardeners Voice Featured Blog!
TOTS 100 - UK Parent Blogs

%d bloggers like this: