Five years on…

… and we still think of Louise every day.  In September Vicky and I visited Mana Pools in Zimbabwe again and this time Tommy and Olivia came too. Our friends had made a beautiful raft of flowers which we launched at the spot where we had scattered Louise’s ashes and watched it floating away in the African sunset.

Launching a raft of flowers into the Zambezi

Launching a raft of flowers into the Zambezi

 

Louise's flowers drifting down the Zambezi

Louise’s flowers drifting down the ZambeziI

In November we are shocked to hear that Louise’s bench in Camden has been badly vandalised.  To our surprise Camden Council are amazing and replace it at their cost.  Three cheers for Camden.

A new bench for Louise opposite the Roundhouse in Camden

A new bench for Louise opposite the Roundhouse in Camden

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Also in November Vicky wrote a touching piece for the Sunday Times describing how hard it is to lose a child after the news that Nick Cave had lost his son.  I have copied the article to the Press and Radio section of this site.

In April Vicky meets up with some of Louise’s old friends in the Hawley Arms – a favourite old haunt.

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Finally we continue to travel and spot things that remind us of little Lou and things that she loved.  Kids hool-a-hooping in Cambodia, brightly dressed girls in China, giant Buddhas in Japan and cats in Laos.  We also get multiple visits each day from our friendly sunbird in Singapore who has picked up a mate.  Louise you are always in our lives.

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