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Breakfast, Beach and Angie

31 Dec

Birthday breakfast of Bucks Fizz and home baked croissants followed by a visit to Chapel Porth where we walked up the cliffs to Wheal Coates enjoying the challenge, the ozone and the sounds of the sea – such a lovely birthday treat.

My Dear Friend of 30+ years died on 28th December and from now on  my blog will be in her memory as well as Kath’s.  Angie was my TA at school and we became the very best of friends. We also shared today as our birthday.

My Dear friend Angie

We spent hours together at school and even more hours together in the pub unwinding from the week. When I retired, knowing my love of words, Angie gave me a beautiful little book in which to collect quotations. The first quotation was one Angie chose herself and summed up our friendship perfectly.  She was a very special individual and I shall always treasure the love and the laughter that we shared.

I have since discovered that the words are by Dinah Maria Craik  (20 April 1826 – 12 October 1887) an English novelist and poet. Thanks for everything, Angie.

 

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14 responses to “Breakfast, Beach and Angie

  1. Anita

    January 5, 2022 at 10:56 am

    Sorry to hear your loss dear.

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      January 5, 2022 at 12:00 pm

      Thank you for your kind thoughts. Appreciated.

       
  2. Sandra

    January 3, 2022 at 9:41 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Sally. Angie will clearly leave a large hole in the lives of many. Such a friendship is a rare and powerful thing. Thank you for sharing those beautiful words. They resonate strongly for me too 💕

     
  3. utesmile

    January 1, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Big hug, sad loss . Beautiful words and wonderful to be honored through your blog!

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      January 2, 2022 at 6:11 pm

      Thank you. I had the permission of her lovely daughter. Angie loved my blog and would be happy to be featured and remembered so. Thank you for your hug. 🙂

       
  4. artfulcrone

    January 1, 2022 at 3:33 pm

    Absolutely beautiful. You are truly blessed to have known such a special person.

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      January 2, 2022 at 6:10 pm

      I am. Such special people don’t turn up for everyone. I was/am very lucky to have had Angie in my life. 🙂

       
  5. nrhatch

    January 1, 2022 at 1:56 pm

    Sally ~ I’m sorry to hear about Angie’s passing. Saying good-bye to those we love is so hard. May happy memories of Angie’s life provide you with peace and joy in the days ahead.

    Love lives on . . . in our hearts and memories.

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      January 2, 2022 at 6:08 pm

      Thank you for those lovely words. I did manage to speak to her on the phone in those last weeks and my glass angel arrived in time for her to know, again, how much she is loved. 🙂

       
  6. saymber

    December 31, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    I send you a big hug Sally. Your friend seems like she was such a treasure. I really am not a fan of mortality and all it means the longer we live. Than you for sharing her with us.

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      January 2, 2022 at 6:06 pm

      Angie was indeed a treasure and I will treasure her love for as long as I am here too. 🙂

       
  7. Helen

    December 31, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful friendship and what beautiful words in your book.

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      January 2, 2022 at 6:04 pm

      Thank you for your kind thoughts and comments. It was a wonderful friendship. 🙂

       

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