We went to see Tom this morning. I was glad I went. It was nice to see him finally at rest and looking peaceful. We left it up to Amy and Thomas whether they wanted to come or not and they both said they did. Thomas was absolutely fine about the whole thing and went right up to the coffin to see Grandad, standing there the whole time we were in the room. Amy was also glad she'd gone, but stayed stood behind us looking mostly at anything but Grandad. She certainly wasn't as comfortable as Thomas was with the whole thing.
To inject a bit of normality into the day we went to do some 'back to school' shopping. The usual stationery items have been bought for Amy, plus we managed to get her a school coat and Thomas his school shoes. Coats and shoes can be a major problem at Number 38. For some reason they are both really fussy about these items, although it's more about the feel and fit than fashion. I've also bought Thomas a pair of shoes in the next size up as we struggle to find any when we need them. It's taken me 5 years to figure this little trick out!
I think I'm a bit brain dead at the moment. Liz over at 'lovethosecupcakes' made a lovely cake full of sweets which I was admiring. I want to make one for Thomas' birthday and when I went to google how it was done I felt such a fool. Not to take anything away from her baking talents, but obviously all you do is cut out circles and pour sweets in. Doh!
It's been wet and miserable all day here today. I've spent a good amount of time trying to crochet granny squares. After many failed attempts I think I've finally got it. I'm planning to take some wool to Cofton and making these little squares will be a perfect way to pass the odd 10 minutes or so.