The photoframe at the top of this posting was a present from Nathan and Daniel. You do not see yourself changing that much until you compare old and new photos!!
We had the most beautiful arrangement of roses, carnations and other flowers which you can see in the photograph of myself on my own. Dean and Becky also bought us a beautiful lead crystal vase inscribed from themselves and the boys and a Caithness paper weight with Ruby Wedding on it.
Mike gave me a ruby and diamond pendant with matching earrings and a separate set of ruby earrings. We also had the helium balloons. It was sad we did not get cards from some of our relatives but they all live in places where the snow has been horrendous so probably could not get out to post anything.
Yes, it was a day tinged with sadness but we made the most of it. I lost count of the Christmas stories that the boys told me. They were excited with the Christmas lights we had put up. Much subdued this year but we have done the lounge and conservatory and the 5th has always been our switch on day.
Now it is back to reality. I should be hearing from the Coroner about the certificate then we can start to make the arrangements.
Thank you for all your good wishes.
Love Jeannette xx