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I'll tell you why I didn't like Monday

My Something for the Weekend post would normally be a suggestion or review revolving around a proposed weekend activity.

Ironically, my SFTW blog, on the 24th January 2014, suggested taking the opportunity to do something just that little bit different. A bit left field - in memory of Paula Yates, my icon.
I cannot believe that a little over two months later, I would be writing about my sorrow on hearing of the death of the 'wildest, cleverest, wittiest and most bonkers of all' of all her daughters. 
In fact it was Peaches Honeyblossom (Michelle, Charlotte, Angel, Vanessa) Geldof's appearance on This Morning that had inspired me to commit my admiration of her mother, to print.
Shamefully, my first thoughts were that, in some way, history was repeating itself. I felt bereft for Peaches, her children, her family and her friends. As I write, the end of her life has been termed as non-suspicious but unexplained and sudden. Her post mortem - inconclusive.
Personally, I know that 'why' or 'how' are words that bubble in your mind, in the aftermath of a sudden and unexpected loss. I also understand the parallel universe that you encounter when coming to terms with the finality of bereavement.
This week, I would like to dedicate this blog to all those who have and are experiencing the raw, heart breaking grief that is connected to the loss of someone you will never forget. Someone who's spirit must surely live on.
With love 


  1. When I was 16 I used to go and see the Tube being filmed every week in Newcastle. In the end they used to ask for us, we were outlandishly dressed but extremely well behaved, so if they saw us we never had to queue. We saw every band going for free, it was great. I got to observe Paula and Jools a lot and they were both an absolute pleasure. Not diva-ish at all. They were always very nice to the audience,

  2. Wow Alison WOW!!! Thank you for sharing that - surely that's a blog post subject, especially with photos? I certainly would like to know more.


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