Yipppeeeeeee!! big_smile


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I lit a candle for my lovely sister and for Valjee (Val in Cornwall). It made me feel good as I miss them both so much. Thank you for this opportunity, Marion. It was comforting to see those flickering candles all over the Globe.

Julia x


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What a lovely message to read when I came on the boards after far too long away!! I'm so happy for you, Lainy.

Julia xx


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That must make Emad my cousin, since I've quietly adopted you all, too big_smile

Dearest Carlos

I have followed your postings over the years and am so sorry to hear of your Mum's death. She was so very blessed to have a son like you. I send love to you and your family at this very painful time.

Julia xx


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Great news, Marion.  I've shared it.  Thank you xxx


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I love it big_smile


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And to you, too, dear Gavin xx


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Hugs, Clare xxx

Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful!!! big_smile



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Terrific news!! big_smile


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What a beautiful picture of a beautiful woman, Lou.  I'm so sorry for your loss and am glad you found a strength you didn't know you had.

With love

Dear Linda

I'm so sorry.

Love Julia xx


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Dear Linda, I'm so sorry.  My thoughts are with you and your family xxx

Thinking of you and sending you both loving vibes, Linda.

Julia xx


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Dear Lou, I'm so sorry.  I understand the pain of being cut off like that, too.  We were told to "get the family together and bring forward Christmas, she'll be gone by the end of the week" in the October of 2011.  Sue lived (not just "survived", she really LIVED) another 6 full months.

My heart is with you and your family.
Julia xx

This campaign ad has really upset me, Gavin.  Sue didn't want a different cancer; she wanted NO cancer.


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Wonderful post, Gavin xx


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Thank you for posting this, Clare.  My heart goes out to your sister and her husband's family as well as to you and yours.

Love to you all.



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The "warmer at the top" is possibly air in the radiator.  It'll just need the air bleeding out and all will be toasty throughout big_smile xx


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Great news that you're warm and toasty, Gavin big_smile xx


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Glad you'll be warm!!!  You take care out there xx


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Love you, Lainy big_smile xx


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Oh my goodness, I've just seen this!! Thank you, Gavin and my cc family. I've missed you all so much and I lost myself in my iPad drawing, which has been my main therapy since Sue died.

I now feel well enough to come out of my shell and come back to visit my wonderful cc family.

I don't really know how the pet portraits started (although Laura, my cat, insists of taking all the credit) but I seem to have hit a nerve with pet owners.  I really hope to be able to raise money for cc and Sue's hospice.  If anyone wants a pet portrait and wishes to make their donation to CCF, please do email me and I'll be happy to do one.  Unfortunately, I can't set up a JustGiving page for a non-UK charity and I have no other way of tracking donations for the portraits.

I have a student due and I've just realised I've double-booked myself, so I'd better go.

Love to you all and see you soon.

Julia xx