where flowers grow

 ASOS dress, Primark tights, Ellos boots. An outfit from Friday, I think.

The photo above sums up my Nan perfectly. So full of love for her family and a real sense of fun. The service yesterday was beautiful; immediate family over, short and to the point, exactly how she would have wanted it. We spent the rest of the day together, as an entire family, something that very rarely happens and when it did, Nanny was in her element. A group of us went over to the local seafront, making the most of the glorious sunshine that had broken through and did things that we did when we were much, much younger. In the evening  we all went out for a meal.

There is still a sense of the surreal around it, for me, I guess I’m still in that denial stage of grief; but from today normal routines must commence, I go back to work tomorrow (complete with 7:15am start) and I guess, in time things will start to make sense.
On the work front things are great, my hours have been increased and I have my own phlebotomy sessions to do.

It’ll be back to the normal blogging routine, too, give or take. Thank goodness for the comfort of routine.


24 comments for “where flowers grow

  1. I love that dress on you. it would be skimming the floor for me.
    Its a shame that most families don’t get together much anymore, it takes a wedding or a funeral to get everyone under one roof again.
    I find that routine and work takes my mind off things a while.

  2. I’m so glad you have your family around you, that is one positive to come out of all of this!

    Maria xxx

  3. Oh Laura I’m so sorry to hear about your Nan. It sounds like you were really close, so at least you got the chance to get to know her and give her a fitting tribute too.

    hang in there 🙂


  4. Angela

    I’m glad you all were together yesterday and had what sounds like a lovely celebration of your nan’s life.

    I hope that the start back to work goes smoothly tomorrow. I’m going to have to google phlebotomy to find out what it is!

    Thinking of you and your family.

  5. I hadn’t heard about your Nan yet, so sorry! Glad to hear you had a perfect ceremony though.

  6. I hope going to work runs smoothy and i’m sure it will. You look as lovely as ever Laura.

  7. Sounds like a perfect day. It’s when the old routines come back into play that it really hits you though so go easy on yourself.

    That dress is so gorgeous I’m off to look on ASOS now! 🙂 x

  8. Love the outfit! Your day celebrating the life of your nan sounds perfect. I’d hope that when my time comes my family and friends do that 🙂

  9. As always, your outfit is amazing. I envy your eye for stylish mix-and-match!

    Your gran sounds wonderful xx

  10. I hope work goes well for you today Laura. I love the photograph of Mae in the bed covers – how adorable is she?!

  11. Your Nan sounded like a truly incredible woman and that is something you will always be able to treaure. Love that dress xxx

  12. the top picture is so cute! xx

  13. I’m pleased yesterday was special for you all.

    I hope work goes ok tomorrow.


  14. Amy

    Sounds like the perfect way to say goodbye to your nan.

    Look after yourself in the next few weeks and months.

    Kind of feels wrong to say but I love the colours in your outfit.


  15. I really commend you for dealing with your grief so publicly, it can be hard for people to express their sadness, be through embarrassment or not wanting to cause a fuss.
    Do you have probably helped more people than you know.
    Love the girly floral mini dress given a twist with the colour pop tights.

    Gems x

    Fashion, Well Done

  16. Lovely dress 🙂 I’m glad the service went ok for you, and funny that the day you laid her to rest was the one day the sun came out. I’m not really religious or anything but it’s nice to think that your nan was that ray of sunshine 🙂 xx

  17. I love your boots! And the cat in the first photo!

    Really sorry for your loss and I hope you and your family are holding up okay. <3 :)

    Morag x

  18. glad to hear the service went well, hope your cat is looking after you!


  19. glad to hear the service went well, hope your cat is looking after you!


  20. Loving the midi dress!
    Glad to hear you are feeling better x

  21. That’s such a pretty dress. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  22. Hugs to you Laura, you take care! I’m glad you and your family could spend time together remembering her!

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  24. lovely photo… im so sorry for your loss. I hope your lovely nan is at rest.
    What seems like on a much more shallow note after that, i really love this dress on you. Infact i love al your dresses and boots combo’s.
    Take care and chin up
    Much love
    Rachel x