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Our Beautiful Mum...

I have given a lot of thinking time to this post, but as I don't seem to be able to arrange the words in the right order, I'm just typing and letting it flow..

Many of you will have read today's sad post on Mum/Moannie's Blog, for those who have not I am sorry to have to tell you that Mum passed away on Monday evening.

She is at peace and no longer suffering and for that my family and I are grateful. The loss is overwhelming.

Mums blog will remain online indefinitely and if anyone comments or asks a question we will be monitoring it and try our best to respond.

The View from this End is a fitting tribute to Mum's spirit, humour, courage and character and for that reason alone we shall keep it 'live'. Of course for the family it is also a special place where we very much feel she is there.

Thank you also for all the tributes, cards and gifts, we cannot thank you enough.

Much love Mum,
              Saz x

I have been asked about flowers for Mum and of course she loved flowers and they are most welcome; however  she did mention that she wanted us to support Demelza Childrens' Hospices  in her name. It is an East Kent based charity which she supported and admired.


  1. I love that pic! You could be sisters.
    Take care, hon
    Get some rest

    1. Sisters!...Mum was 21 in that pic and I am er well you know..older!! lol

      Thanks love, xx

  2. Loved your4 Mum and love that pic......,just body and soul.

    Mybest love to you and the family.

  3. Your Mum was beautiful inside and out. She will be very missed. Hugs to you, Sara.

  4. oh saz, i am so sorry to hear of your loss. yes, we all knew it was coming but it still is a hole left that cannot be filled by anyone else. please know i am wishing you and your family all the comfort you need in these days. hugs, love, and may your mum rest in peace.

  5. I am so sorry. You must feel a terrible gap in your life now. (I know I did when I lost my mum and I miss her to this day.) We will all miss this friendship that we had on line with Moannie. This cyber friendship is unique but I felt I knew her through it. Yes, I will miss it.

    She was very beautiful and you are the spitting image of her.
    Hugs Maggie XXX

    Nuts in May

  6. Saz, I am so sorry. I saw the title pop up in my blog feed and was almost too afraid to look, as I had a feeling it would be about this. Take one day at a time and get through this awful period of loss. It will get better, but meanwhile know your blogging friends are there for you. So, so sorry. x

  7. I have read your blog and your Mom's blog from time to time
    always with a smile
    there is never enough time to get to know all the wonderful folks here in blogging land

    I read what Hilary said about your Mom and it seemed so fitting to what I experienced of her

    the photo is a treasure

    hugs to you

  8. She is so pretty in that picture....and pretty in soul too.

  9. Sara, I consider myself privileged to know Moannie and you, darling, you.

    She was a rare soul, she had an energy that shone, as do you.

    May you find some peace with your memories of her. In time. Give yourself good time.

    I love you, as I loved your Mum, she was a rare support to me when I felt motherless - Perhaps I love your sweet soul much more, and can I offer you many hugs too? <3

    1. Thank you cup runneth over..XX

  10. So sorry, Saz. I know how this is -- lost my own mom to cancer ten years ago. Sending love and hugs, xoxoxo

  11. So Sorry for you and the family Saz... I can say from personal experience support for Demelza is a fitting tribute - they are fantastic people there.

  12. Just come from FB. Sorry to be late here but our thoughts are very much with you.
    Sub + BS5

  13. Dear Saz, So very sorry to hear the news of Moanie's passing. xx

  14. I wish I could give you a hug...

  15. Dear Saz - I have been away from BlogLand for a while and I am very saddened to learn of the sad loss of one of our dearest friends, Moannie. She was a wonderful lady and I was privileged to know her and always thought of her with great affection. She was very kind to me and to everyone of her friends. I love the photo of her, Saz, absolutely beautiful. I am glad I was able to tell her from viewing previous photos that she was a very beautiful lady and she continued to be very beautiful on the inside right to the very end. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time - she will be greatly missed. Love and hugs ~ Eddie xx

  16. ((((A hundred thousand heartfelt hugs))) My thoughts are with you and yours, Saz. Your mother was an amazing woman!

  17. My heart is breaking for you. So very sorry. Moanie was a delight.
    Sending love and prayers to you and your family.
    xo jj

  18. I've followed your blog in the last few years, and have often been impressed by the wonderful empathy and wise words of your mum as she supported you through everything. I am so sorry you have lost this wonderful person.

  19. Love and hugs. Thinking of you all.

  20. I loved and will continue to love Moannie and keep her in my memory, forever.
    Much love to you,


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