Lighting a candle

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Busybee » June 30th, 2017, 7:09 am

:hug: :hug: PP, keeping you all in my thoughts.

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » June 30th, 2017, 7:45 am

So sad PP
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Ratatouille » June 30th, 2017, 9:31 am

It's one of those "Those whom the gods love" moments isn;t it? :hug: :hug: :hug: for all family and friends.
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Re: Lighting a candle

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Herbidacious » June 30th, 2017, 11:26 am

Very sad :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Grasshopper » June 30th, 2017, 7:32 pm

That Disease pities nobody :(

One of the regulars at the social club where Mum and Younger Sis go on Saturday nights was an elderly lady who my sis saw as a surrogate Grandma. She had c****r and was failing. She suddenly passed away last week, just 8 days before her 85th b-day.

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Edited to add: We WERE going elsewhere on Saturday, but because of sad news, Sis & I will be going to Sis's (and mine), favourite tearoom instead.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Ratatouille » July 2nd, 2017, 9:42 am

We had a phone call from Paris last evening to say that yet another of our French friends died from cancer earlier in the day. Unfortunately every single one, now 5 in total, had been a smoker. Doesn't make it any better though does it? Another telented lady who was a make-up artist for films etc.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Seatallan » July 2nd, 2017, 10:06 am

Oh that's very sad Rats....

Out of interest, what's the situation these days with smoking in France? Is it more widespread than in the UK these days?
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Ratatouille » July 2nd, 2017, 1:36 pm

Seatallan wrote:Oh that's very sad Rats....

Out of interest, what's the situation these days with smoking in France? Is it more widespread than in the UK these days?


I can;t truthfully say Sea - haven't been in mainland UK for such a long time. Public smoking has been well and truly stamped out in France so eating and drinking in public places is so much nicer than in the old days. I think individual smoking has also fallen but is still far too high. The restaurant where we were today bans it form all areas but there are usually some folk standing in the middle of the square having a quick puff.

Another result is that the streets outside shops in town have to be swept twice a day because of people smoking outside. On the whole thoug, much better.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Seatallan » July 2nd, 2017, 3:40 pm

Thanks Rat. I believe the latest statistic in the UK is that 17% of people still smoke (though that doesn't include all the vapers).
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » July 16th, 2017, 5:36 pm

I just learned that long time BBC and Wildfood member denada has died in hospital in Australia, with her husband at her side
We know from her comments about adapting her cooking that she had a chronic, debilitating, disease, but I don't know the cause. RIP denada
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » July 16th, 2017, 5:43 pm

I'm so sorry to hear that ... denada was one of the first to make me welcome on the BBC forum and again here ... she always gave sound advice with good humour and a ready 'online smile'. I shall miss her - my thoughts are with her husband and those who loved and cared for her.

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Seatallan » July 16th, 2017, 6:00 pm

Oh that's very sad... I quite agree Suffs- she did indeed have an on-line smile didn't she? :hug: :hug:

Another Wildie arrives at the Great Coffee Shop in the sky. Hope there's plenty of cake.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Busybee » July 16th, 2017, 6:14 pm

Seatallan wrote:
Another Wildie arrives at the Great Coffee Shop in the sky. Hope there's plenty of cake.


What a lovely way of thinking about our passing, all our Wildie friends waiting with coffee and cake.
Rest in peace denada.

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Luca » July 16th, 2017, 6:15 pm

RIP denada. My thoughts are with your friends and family. We will miss you.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Ratatouille » July 16th, 2017, 6:24 pm

Yet another sad loss. Condolences to all those who loved her
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby slimpersoninside » July 16th, 2017, 7:22 pm

RIP denada. Thoughts to all of her loved ones.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 16th, 2017, 8:02 pm

Gone but not forgotten. RIP denada. Your folks are in my thoughts. :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Grasshopper » July 16th, 2017, 8:19 pm

OMG not another Wildie gone! :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
Hope they do nice cakes up there :cry:

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby liketocook » July 16th, 2017, 8:26 pm

RIP denada - I remember her from the BBC days.

A candle please for my sister & I's friend who was we thought was successfully fighting breast cancer. They've caught the cancer in her breast with chemo and surgery but sadly it seems to have spread to her collar bone and spine so the longterm outlook isn't good.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » July 16th, 2017, 8:30 pm

Ouch ltc :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby smitch » July 16th, 2017, 8:31 pm

How sad. I enjoyed her posts.

Thoughts too to LTC's friend :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Grasshopper » July 16th, 2017, 8:41 pm

LTC - :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby liketocook » July 16th, 2017, 9:24 pm

Thanks folks - yes hard one especially as she has teenage kids :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby TeresaFoodie » July 16th, 2017, 9:25 pm

LTC - many of these winging their way. :hug: So sad and so sorry.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby uschi » July 16th, 2017, 9:32 pm

Good vibes for your friend, LTC!!!

Denada's death comes as a bit of a shock. She was such a friendly person. :kneel:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » July 16th, 2017, 9:34 pm

LTC :hug: sad news - thinking of you all.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby sueturnersmith » July 16th, 2017, 10:51 pm

RIP Denada....enjoy the cake X
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby mum-at-the-oven » July 16th, 2017, 11:57 pm

I am so shocked - Denada !- I didn't realise she was poorly - What horrible news... May she rest in peace
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby PurpleLuv » July 17th, 2017, 7:57 am

RIP Denada, She sent me a very touching & caring PM once, lovely lady.xxx :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby icelesley » July 17th, 2017, 12:35 pm

How sad, RIP Denada. :hug: :hug: For the family left behind.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby earthmaiden » July 17th, 2017, 12:48 pm

I was so very sorry to read this. I too remember Denada well. My condolences to all those who loved her :hug: :hug: .

I do like the thought of a Great Coffee Shop in the sky :mug: .
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Postby Chinchilla_lady » July 17th, 2017, 3:15 pm

RIP Denada, I will miss your posts.

LTC :hug: :hug: to you and your friend too.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Seatallan » July 19th, 2017, 5:26 pm

Lighting a candle for one of my dearest, bestest, oldest friends who has been diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer. Life is very unfair sometimes- she and her husband moved only a year ago to a remote part of Scotland to become crofters and now she has this to contend with. On the plus side, she'll start chemo in a week or two and whilst there's no guarantee of a permanent cure (though it's possible) there is at least a chance of managing it for a fair old time to come. Keeping everything crossed for her.
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Postby StokeySue » July 19th, 2017, 5:39 pm

Everything crossed for her here too Seatallen
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Gruney » July 19th, 2017, 5:40 pm

I'll go with you there Seatallan - all the way.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » July 19th, 2017, 6:16 pm

Digits crossed here Sea :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby earthmaiden » July 19th, 2017, 6:29 pm

:hug: :hug: :hug: for your friend Seatallen and for LTC's friend as well. I am sure that your love will be a very positive thing for them. xx
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Ratatouille » July 19th, 2017, 6:51 pm

I am just so sad to have to give thoughts and hopes to those who are suffering and trying so hard to get better,
I do send these thoughts to Sea and LTCs of course,

It our age it sometimes seems like there is nothing but gloomy news and I'm not sure how much I can take at the moment. We had a lethe one who has been losttter from our friend from Paris today thnaking us for out=r card and message. Card????? How on earth can that really help when a brilliant 21 year old with life in front of her has lost her mum and her equally talented father can't bear to come back here when their house is just full of the one who has been lost. Beautiful ,creative and lovely. Another I'll miss so much,

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Herbidacious » August 22nd, 2017, 7:11 pm

I just heard that my mother's lovely elderly neighbour has died. I've not been round to see her this year because so preoccupied with my mother. I've known Aunty Dot, as I've always called her, since I was four. She was 94. I sent her a postcard from Italy, and said I would try to pop round soon, but it hasn't arrived yet...
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » August 22nd, 2017, 7:14 pm

Herbi :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Ratatouille » August 24th, 2017, 9:14 am

Add mine to that :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Herbidacious » August 24th, 2017, 9:27 am

Thank you.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby StokeySue » August 24th, 2017, 1:43 pm

not sure where best to put this, and I don't want anyone to feel obligated in any way, but I have signed up for the Alzheimer's Society Memory walk on the evening of the 14th October in the Olympic Park

I am walking in memory of my mother, who died last year as some of you may remember, and her mother too

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Postby Zosherooney » August 24th, 2017, 2:37 pm

Herb.... :hug: :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Grasshopper » September 15th, 2017, 8:40 pm

Herb - :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
Can I have a candle, please, for a cousin of mine? She has Parkinson's and has suddenly lost weight rapidly. They are carrying out loads of tests on Monday. Mum is naturally worried, as she fostered her for years.
She's a lovely person too.
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby earthmaiden » September 15th, 2017, 8:57 pm

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Postby StokeySue » September 15th, 2017, 9:23 pm

Grassy :hug:
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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby suffolk » September 15th, 2017, 9:31 pm

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Re: Lighting a candle

Postby Herbidacious » September 15th, 2017, 9:33 pm

:hug: from me too, Grassy.
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