Here is a picture of our treasure close to home (taken from the front door step). It’s not quite the Red Lion Pub which was about the same distance from Holly House but serves a similar purpose. Instead of beer we can get wonderful wine, brunches and other foodie meals. It provided much soul food as the energy was flagging. It also raised our spirits momentarily as we took in the news that a former colleague of MT’s who had returned to the US had died suddenly under not disimilar circumstances to a colleague of mine before Christmas last year. Sudden death of anyone is tragic enough but it is someone who you liked, respected and who touched your life in a memorable way it’s hard to reconcile the tragedy.
The only learning you can take from such sad events is that it makes you count your blessings more each day.