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02/11/2009 at 12:10

Diana, thanks for the update on June. I do hope things are easing up for her. And do let us know what jury duty is like! I've never done it, but being a lawyer, I'm very curious to know how you find it! Friends who have done it have said they thought the jury generally reached the right conclusions even though by a very peculiar reasoning process at times!

40 minutes, not long now! And indeed, retiring and going straight back to full time work doesn't sound quite right, though it depends on how much you would like the work..... Do keep us posted. Hope your last few days will be happy ones, thinking of all you can do in the future, rather than sad ones at leaving.

Jim, and wild' at Morecambe Bay must be really dramatic! NOT ideal weather for someone to be sick in, though, so do keep an eye on Linda. Really hope that today she's feeling better and the cough is abating: coughing is very tiring, quite aside from anything else. I imagine you'll be home and warm and dry again soon?

Had all 3 Chuglets home for the weekend, + C1's bf, and we had a great time. We have an awful lot of fun together, and as a parent it's especially nice to see how much the kids enjoy each other's company. They'll always have staunch supporters to be there for them even after Mr C and I are sitting on our pink clouds (as the Dutch saying goes!). Must dash home to take C2 back to the airport, he has to go back to Chester to read during 'reading week'!!!

07/11/2009 at 17:33

Jury duty was frustrating - managed to get into court for about an hour between legal arguments, before the case was finally dropped on Friday! It appeared that requested statements in support of the defence had not been supplied despite multiple requests, and the 'victim's' statement differed from what he said at first in hopsital. He was a parmoid schizophrenic with a history of violence himself. I've been redeployed to Winchester Crown court from Monday as they are apparently desparate for jurors, so just hope I get to hear a whole case, and help reach a verdict!

June still seem sok, and posting on Facebook - not enjoying loud fireworks though!

08/11/2009 at 14:39

Oh dear, what a damp squib that jury service was, Diana. I hope it will at least be more interesting in Winchester! I think most people are willing to do this, but if after making all the arrangements etc it comes to nothing, they do feel bit cheesed off!

I'm wondering whether to drop June a line. I don't want to intrude on her, but I am thinking of her. I wonder too if this thread, with its title and associations, might now not be so good for her? It make her feel tied to the past?  She will never forget, but she rightly wants to move ahead and maybe we should move this discussion to a new thread with an opener, more optimistic title. Any thoughts?

40 minutes, I do believe the rest of your life starts after this Tuesday, doesn't it? I hope you will step over the threshold of that new life with no pang, and will find it the best part yet!!

I have 3 weeks left at work, and frankly can't wait to get out. But there is SOOO much planning involved in all the associated changes that sometimes it's hard to keep track of where I am. All good, though! And C1 has started her job in London, so she's home much more often, which is REALLY nice!

23/11/2009 at 20:56

Just looking in to see if anyone else is still around.

Jim, hope you and Linda have both shed the lurgy by now and are feeling in the pink!

40 minutes, by this time your job change is an established fact and you are well launched on your new life. I hope it's turning out to be fun! I have one more week, and to be frank, I'm really looking forward to having this over with. I'm waking up in the middle of the night thinking 'I mustn't forget to tell X that.....' Silly, really, they'll all do fine whether I remember to tell them or not!!

Diana, how is your newest family member? Still thriving, I trust.

June, if you ever look in here, be sure that we are thinking of you very much and hoping the autumn is going well for you.

Sluggie, hope the back is better today!

<waits hopefully to see if anyone comes along>

01/02/2010 at 20:30

I think that in the inimitable words of Pete and Dud, (RIP both)............

Now is the time to say goodbye. I haven't visited this thread for a long time as I didn't feel I could anymore.And I was waiting for it to become moribund, as it now has.

 I have learned ...

...that grief doesn't fade, it just becomes more manageable with time, and you learn to ride it

... that there are so many good people out there who want to help

...but that in the end the only person you can rely on is yourself

I would like to thank every single one of you that has supported me through the last two years. Your goodwill, good wishes and shared experiences kept me going through the very dark days.


01/02/2010 at 20:59
June, it's lovely to hear from you. I hope that you are learning to manage your grief and that life is less dark for you. Take care. xxx

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