sea_thoughts: (Autumn - sunlitdays)
I was going to post more about my Paris adventure, my birthday week, my two previous weekends (Puzzlewood, Brave, Skyfall, Westonbirt Arboretum) but then today I got the news that my sister's cat, Dillon, died today. With no warning. I just saw him this weekend. He was eight years old, a beautiful ginger Maine Coone with a huge fluffy tail and big gentle paws that never scratched when he played with you. She'd only had him for 9 months. She woke up this morning for her early shift and discovered him lying in the doorway of the spare room of her flat. His body was still warm but he was gone. They've buried him in the long grass at the bottom of the hill outside her flat. I can't believe he's gone and I can't believe that once again my sister has lost a pet. None of my sister's pets have died of old age. She's had two hamsters, two cats and a rabbit: all of them have died because of accident or through injury. None of them were over five years old. I didn't even live with him but I'm going to miss him so much.
sea_thoughts: (Crazy - technographics)
So my granddad dies on Monday, then I find out today in the space of two hours that not only is Benedict Cumberbatch going to be at the Cheltenham Music Festival READING POETRY but the Fabulous Baker Brothers are also coming to Gloucester that weekend.

What is going on, universe?
sea_thoughts: (Grief - holo_daxy)
I meant to update my LJ last weekend but my granddad was taken into hospital and we spent the week waiting for news. My parents just phoned me and told me that he died peacefully this morning. It's good, because he wasn't really him any more; Alzheimer's had gradually eroded the man I grew up with and he was practically housebound, which for a man who'd always enjoyed his sport was akin to torture. So I'm glad he's not suffering any more, but I'm still sad. Although he was a selfish man, he was always loving and kind towards me and until my cousin Jack was born, I was his favourite grandchild. My dad's father died when he was 11 so my granddad was the only grandfather I had growing up (but I had 3 grandmothers - my mother's mother, my mother's stepmother and my father's mother) and now I won't have that again (unless I find a partner with a living grandparent).

I'm postponing my life update for a little while but I will be back.
sea_thoughts: (TWGrief - holo_daxy)
This won't mean anything to the Americans among you, I'm afraid, but...

Humphrey Lyttelton

God, haven't you taken enough good people this year? ;_; He was so talented, so funny. We needed him.

*is all depressed now*
sea_thoughts: (TWGrief - holo_daxy)
My nana died two years ago today. As if that wasn't bad enough for my dad, one of his running group, a man he's known for twenty years, also died today. The sad thing is that his death could have been prevented if he'd gone to the doctor a little earlier. But that's the way it is with cancer, isn't it? My nana died of cancer, too.
sea_thoughts: (Default)
My nana died yesterday at five past eight in the evening. At least it was peaceful and I saw her. The funeral is next Thursday, so I'll miss two classes, but that's it. And my laptop decided to die when my father was setting it up in my room, so he had to take it back. I wouldn't mind so much if I didn't want to get my commentary done and dusted so I can start on my essay.

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