Category Archives: Sunshine

Sunshine and smiles


Thursday 18th May


Sunshine and smiles

Big fluffy clouds

Blue skies and warmth

Bringing out the crowds.


How you loved to walk

Around the town

People watching

Hurrying on down.


A book clasped tightly

To read on the go

Turning pages

Head bowed low.


Now as an Angel

Do you still roam

Right beside us

And come back home?


I think you do

I hope you’re there

Loving the outdoors

Breathing fresh air.


But I still miss you

So very much

Wish you were here

Your hand I would touch.



Harbour panorama

Blue skies overhead

The surfing beach

A little sunshine


Wednesday 1st February

A little sunshine between the showers

Some good betwixt the melancholy

Blue skies amidst the cold and grey

A few smiles among the falling tears

Many memories surrounded by regrets

Silver linings bounded by storms


Life now, between then and next.


I miss you sweetie

Beloved Angel son


A sunny harbour just after heavy showers

Blue skies for a while

Sunny Porthmeor Beach

Reaching skyward

Beautiful October


Wednesday 26th October

A beautiful October, so blue, so still

You would have loved a day like today.


Calm and reflective, like clouds on the sea

Wandering along in your own quiet way.


Watching crowds enjoying the sunshine

Imagine you smiling as they laugh and play.


I know you are there, my Angel son

Walking beside me, is where you’ll stay.


Love you forever

Missing you always


Such a pretty afternoon to play on the slipway

Children having fun padding

The water in the harbour was so still

Perfect for paddleboarding

So blue, so still

Sunshine sweetheart


Tuesday 9th August

My dearest, my lovely

My one, my only

My sunshine sweetheart

Although we’re apart

The warmth of the rays

Brightens my days

Thinking of you

As the sun shines through

Picturing you walking

Reading and talking

Enjoying the fresh air

With not but a care

Love you forever

Forget you never.


My sunshine sweetheart (August 2014, Hilton Head)

Picturing you, while the sun shines through (Kissimmee, August 2014)

Delicate new roses for you

Sunshine sweetheart



Friday 3rd June

You are my sunshine sweetheart
Walking with me, we’re never apart.
With so much love to give and impart
Although, from our lives you did depart.

My precious ray of bright sunshine
On the beach, down by the shoreline.
Dipping toes into the sparkling brine
Happy beach boy, dear child of mine.

Love you.
Miss you.



A beautiful sunny afternoon


Busy beach today



You, walking along the beach in Islamorada, August 2010


Among the palm trees, The Moorings, January 2007

Tears in the heart



Friday 25th March

“There are many tears in the heart
That never reach the eyes.”

A local tradition on Good Friday, is to go to the Boating Pond, at the top of the town, and watch all the children, (and many parents), sail their model yachts.
Dad and I, along with my sister, decided to drive up there.
Today was a beautiful, sunny day, and many participants had turned out with various watercraft.
You would have enjoyed people watching, and wandering around the pond, in the fresh air.


The boating pond on Good Friday

Having spent some time watching the boats, we drove to a newly opened cafe/restaurant/micro brewery, at the top of the town, with spectacular views. Cappuccinos all round.
They served your favourite: chocolate brownies.


Blue skies and seas surrounding the town

We then drove back home, and went off for a walk, fascinated by all the holidaymakers enjoying the sunny, but not too warm, weather. It’s still March, but so many families were on the beach, and in the water, as if it was the height of summer.


A sunny corner of the harbour

The main surfing beach was fairly busy too, with the lifeguards now on duty, and the Surf School up and running.
I’m sure you would have walked along the beach, getting your shoes wet, full of sand and watching the waves.


Porthmeor Beach today


Bamaluz, looking towards Hayle

Just before we walked home, we stopped off in the church, and lit candles for you, and for your brother’s girlfriend’s mum.
It’s three hundred and seventy nine days since you went to heaven, my heart is still full of so much pain, but I try my hardest to keep the tears at bay, trying to keep them from my eyes.
I write your name in the book, asking for prayers to be said for you.


We light candles for you

I wish you had been with us today.
Missing you like crazy
Precious Angel baby.



Flowers in the late afternoon sun


Sun and rainbow prism, through the trees

A little ‘Ta Dah’ moment



Sunday 1st November

I don’t know, perhaps I’ve been feeling a little sad these last few days, and can’t seem to shake off the miseries.

And then, this afternoon, whilst we were walking around the harbour, I hear from my younger son and his girlfriend who are holidaying in Malaga, Spain. They are having a lovely, relaxing break, enjoying the coast and warm weather. It was good to talk with them, to lighten my mood.
Then a few photographs began to appear on my phone, and this one made me smile.
A ‘Ta Dah’ moment from my son:


Ta Dah. Malaga, today.

So, we decided to send our own ‘Ta Dah’ pictures back to him:


Ta Dah. Dad, on the slipway, today.


Ta Dah. Me, on the slipway, today.

When we came home, of course I had to find a ‘Ta Dah’ picture of you.
This one was taken on one of our visits to the Islands of Adventure, in Orlando, and you were ‘Ta Dah-ing’ the view across to Dr Doom’s FearFall:


Ta Dah. You enjoying Islands of Adventure.

All smiling, happy faces.
As it should be.
I hope you’re smiling up in heaven.
Ta Dah, my darling little Angel.

Love you to the moon and back.
And all the world.
Love you more.



Love you. Miss you.


Blue sky and Autumn leaves


Your favourite colour.

Two hundred days in Heaven



Monday 28th September

Two hundred days ago you gained your Angel wings.
There is not a day that goes by when I don’t think of you.
It only seems like yesterday.

We brought Nan to visit with you today. We have moved her into a care home much closer, so that hopefully her friends will be able to visit more frequently. And of course, she can come and see you too.
Today she was upset though. She loved you so very much. And she misses you.
We all do.

Your sunshine sunflowers are looking beautiful in the back garden, my little sunbeam. You would be so proud of how well they’ve grown. “The tallest sunflowers in the world”. That’s what you had planned.
If only you were here to see them.
Can you look down and smile?

Two hundred days.

Love you forever.
Missing you constantly.
Thinking of you always.
My sweetest sunshine Angel.


One of your sunflowers in the back garden.


Cemetery sunshine


Your flowers today

Beautiful soul



Wednesday 9th September

Your sunflowers are outstanding. Taller and taller they grow, their faces forever turning to follow the sun.

Having cut down five more of them this morning, from those growing in the back garden, we took them to you.


Beautiful sunflowers

They look magnificent.


Blooming wonderful

Dad has been carefully nurturing them for you.


A splendid dash of colour

Such amazingly, resplendent colours.


Flowers, just for you

Wonderful flowers, for a truly beautiful soul.

We talk to you this morning, hoping you can hear us, hoping you can see the vibrant yellow of your sunflowers as you look down from heaven.

If only……

Love you to the moon and back.
And all the world.
Love you more.

Our little sunflower Angel.



Sunflower pollen for the honey bee

The ascent of Snowdon



Saturday 8th August

Well, we did it. Sore feet, aching backs and tired legs, but we jolly well did it.
We climbed Mount Snowdon today. Wow, what an amazing feeling to reach the summit. 1080m above sea level.

About twenty different male cancer charities took part today, on the eighth annual testicular cancer trek. Survivors and family members gathered at the train station in Llanberis, and set off at about 9:45am.

My goodness, what a steep start to the climb, almost off-putting, but we kept plodding along. My husband, myself and my sister. And we all took a bit of Frank with us. Wearing black t-shirts, emblazoned with Frank’s name, flags, toys and a banner for when we reached the summit, we were truly trekking in his memory. I hope he would have been proud of us.


Just before the start.

I found the climb to be quite arduous, and we finally reached the summit about 2:30pm. We made it, we achieved what we set out to do.


Snowdonia National Park.

We thought the walk back would be easier, but my goodness, the steepness of the track, and the loose shale made the going pretty tricky.


Frank's dolphin came to Snowdon.

The weather was kind to us all day, and so made for outstanding views. Truly breathtaking and a very proud moment for us.


At the summit.

We finally arrived back from where we began at 6pm, some eight hours later. Completely wiped out, but so pleased we had achieved our goal. We met so many inspirational people, who were more than willing to stop and chat.

So Frank, we climbed a mountain in honour of you. I wish we didn’t have to do it, but three people who stopped me on the way, and asked about our t-shirts, said you would have been so proud, and that you were smiling down on us.

Love you so very much my sweet Angel.