Monday, 8 August 2011

Rhuddlan Rocks 2010

Its almost a year since The Alarm rocked an ancient welsh castle to raise money for the Love Hope Strength Foundation. It was an amazing event and I was so proud to be part of it along with some good friends.

So much has happened in this last year and not all good. Friendships have failed, I have lost loved ones and the economic climate has put more pressure on us as a family.

I am always sorry to lose a friendship but if the friend is not tolerant and forgiving then ..... are they really the type of people I want or need in my life? The answer to that is very clearly NO.

I miss Poppy. I think that her death on 5th January 2011 was an omen for the year to come. She was a lovely dog and even better friend. I sometimes relive that awful afternoon when she was run over by a tractor. I can still see her head looking up confused. The only thing I can say that I am happy about is that I was able to pick her up, she looked at me as if to say "ah you're here" and then she died in  my arms and broke many hearts.

I will never forget Poppy and the fun and love she brought into my life.

After that I lost my beautiful and wonderful Auntie Heather. She was such a lovely person without a bad bone in her body. She died before her time and has left us all bereft. A huge gap has been left which will never be filled.

At a time when I needed friendship and support I was turned on by those I thought were true friends. I still don't officially know what I have done!

I have "been accused of being things I'm not" my crime being forgiveness..... and giving second chances.


  1. Sara .. the only thing I can say is something I have learned very recently, as I think that we are probably both similar .. as in we trust people easily.. and expect them to me like. us. The fact is they are not, people will disappoint you in life and they will also surprise you.. use you knowledge of the person that is not worth trusting that does not always mean that you cannot still be friends... just you are aware of what they are capable of. i hope you are ok xx

  2. Hi Sara ! I agree Rhuddlan rocks was a brilliant night-Andrew was teching that night for Mike after having walked down Snowdon-I couldn`t have been more proud of him !
    It`s horrid when a friendship fails but you must put it behind you and move on now -or if you can`t write that person a nice letter telling them how you feel-don`t know the ins and outs of whats happened but could it be a series of mis-undertandings ? just a thought-take care x


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