My niece's death hit me pretty hard. I had had a short break booked for some time and felt that what I really needed to do was to get away. My niece was a vibrant little soul, effervescing with life and I felt the best way to honour her memory was to live life to the full. I needed time and space to make sense of what had happened and to heal, so off I went.
I had a nice few days in Vienna, Austria. I walked miles in gorgeous parks and exploring the city, took coffee and torte in street cafes overlooking magnificent architecture, visited museums and sumptuous palaces. The sun shone and the early autumn days were warm but all of this had a shadow cast over it. The distance and space away from home helped me very much though. I have always been the same. When I am hurt I need time and space to lick my wounds.
My nieces' funeral was the other day and now the whole family is starting to get on with the business of life again. I took my camera with me to Vienna and I will be sharing some photo's with you very soon. Once again many thanks to all of you who stopped by to leave me messages of support, to those who directed others to do so and those of you who sent me an email. Your support has been greatly appreciated and will not be forgotten.