Monday, 3 November 2008


My Grandad passed away in the early hours of the morning. While I was expecting the call at any time, I was still devastated, and can't quite believe I will never see him again. Apparently, just like his life and character, his death was calm and peaceful. This is the way I want to remember him now - as the happy, down to earth and loving person he was. Thankyou to everybody who has left kind messages over the last few days.

Yesterday, while trying to keep my mind off the inevitable, I sat down to finish the layout that I had been working on but not finished on the last day of the retreat (which seems like so much longer than a week ago now!). Here is the finished page - the pictures are of my Dad earlier this year when he took part in a bit of street theatre with a squeaky man in a box on London's South Bank. When we walked past, all we could hear was a squeaking noise, like Sooty's friend Sweep, so curiousity got the better of us and we put money in his collecting plate. This was the result of that encounter!

I love those American Crafts puffy thickers!


  1. So sorry to hear about your Grandad Chloe :o( Even though you may have been expecting the news, it doesn't make it any easier when the call does arrive.

    The layout is gorgeous xxx

  2. I'm so sorry Chloe. But atleast you can take comfort in the fact he went peacefully. Keeping you and your whole family in my thoughts.

    Emma XXX

  3. I am so sorry to hear this Chloe. Thinking of you.

    Love, Helen xxx

  4. So sorry to hear the news about your Grandad Chloe keeping you in our thoughts (((hugs))).

  5. I am so sorry to hear about your Grandad.

    You and your family are in my thoughts

    Look after yourself (hug)


  6. Chloe, sending you a hug : (
    I really sympathize having lost both Grandads this year.
    love lis (Funky Fairy) xx

  7. sorry to hear about your grandad, although mine died nearly 20 years ago now, i still recall him with great love. i just wish i had been scrapping back then.