Wednesday 30 March 2011

That brought some sunshine...

Thirteen years ago today my dear father died.He was 72 years old.I guess he had lots more years to live as he was strong till he got cancer in the lungs caused by amianthosis.That was caused by inhalation of asbestos particles at some point in his life. He had worked at an asbestos factory when he was twelve(!) so the fact that he got sick so many years afterwards was a miracle.
He was a real good father and I miss him so much every day.He loved flowers and the sea and I am sure he would have been very very happy to see me collecting sea glass at my summer house.
This sea glass that has brought so much happiness and sunshine in my life and so many friends.
One of these sea glass friends,dear Ian from England sent me a parcel that arrived today.
It included a lovely yellow decanter stopper(which was a flea market find not a sea glass find) and a suncatcher made by himself and a lovely codd marble,my very first.Codd marbles of course do not exist in Greece.I at first thought the wired art piece was a bracelet!Therefore I photographed it as a piece of jewellery.Anyway....Thank you Ian so much!You made me smile today!
 The doily pottery stones are by Paula Valentim of otchipotchi.
A couple of days ago I received a handwritten letter from my dear Israeli long time pen friend Ruth.Ruth just like me has stopped writing handwritten letters and she made an effort for my sake,thank you Ruth.She has a great blog about books.


Dream on the wave said...

Nice wirework! And I like those pottery stones as well. Handwritte letter are very rare nowadays, that makes them so special.

Pesky Cat Designs said...

What wonderful gifts. I love sea glass. I have never found any though. Either my eyes are very bad or there are few here.

I am sorry to hear about your father. I am sure you miss him alot. Both my parents passed away 18 years ago in a car accident and I still miss them so much. My father also loved the sea and especially fishing. When he retired from work he fished almost everyday.

Hope all is well. Thinking of you and wishing you all the best. :)

Unknown said...

Nice thoughts to your father, Ariadne, I am sure you must miss him a lot!
As for your gifts from Ian, they are beautiful, especially the decanter stopper,great find!

Marabeth said...

Such a nice surprise to receive on the anniversary of your dad's passing. The yellow stopper is like a ray of sunshine :)

Lisl Armstrong said...

Fabulous blog Ariadne:)

Seamaiden said...

Ari, I'm so sorry about your father. :( I'm glad you received the lift you needed just when you needed it most. :)