Today I’m having a rare break from work as Mum and I are off to climb what was one of Dad’s favourite hills. Not just Mum and I on this adventure. We are going to be joined by MrB, my sister, brother, sister-in-law, eldest nephew and Dad! Yup today’s the day Dad’s ashes are scattered.

I think Dad will be rather delighted with what we are doing as he loved walking. And the hill we’ve chosen – Melbury Hill – is rather special as it is behind the house where they first retired 25years ago. He loved walking here and we all have so many memories of great walks with him on this hill and others. Here are a few of mine, including one of us on the top of Melbury Hill 20+ years ago.

Obtaining permission was surprisingly easy from the National Trust. Clive who manages Melbury Hill was lovely. His only request was could we make sure Dad gets to enjoy the whole hill and not just one spot. We certainly intend to do that. So now all I need to remember to do is take my walking boots and check wind direction before we scatter. I can hear Dad telling me hilarious stories about the latter, but that’s another post!! Love you Dad, farewell xx

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  1. This is so beautiful post and dedication for your Dad and also what you are doing too. His beautiful smile is great even for me too, that we never met. I hope the weather will be nice for your walking for him. Love to you all dear Becky, nia

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    1. The weather was perfect Nia, and so glad you’ve commented on his smile. It stayed with him right til the end and I can see it now in my head as I write this ☺️

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    1. Thank you so much Cee. We have had such a lovely day. So much love and beauty, it was a happy farewell and has helped the healing so much xx

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    1. Thank you so much Anabel. It went incredibly well, and it has helped so much with the healing. Definitely the right thing to do for us xx

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  2. What a wonderful way to celebrate one of your dads passions and create a lasting memory for you all. Take care Becky and enjoy the moment with him xxx

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    1. Thank you xxx

      Mum and I were keen to do something which we would remember in a happy way.

      Just so thankful that the National Trust who own the land have been so supportive.

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  3. I’m guessing that first image is not the hill πŸ˜‰ unless Dorset has developed some serious mountains in the last couple of years! Looks like you are going to have beautiful weather today. Enjoy the hike and being together with the family to make more lovely memories with your dad.

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    1. Hee hee! Yes I’m hoping it hasn’t grown since I was last there. And thank you. Hoping it will all go ok, and am sure it will. Weather does look perfect at moment x

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  4. Have a great day together, with all your shared memories, Becky. He looks a lovely man and I’m sure he’d approve the choice and the effort involved. The scenery looks wonderful. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ God bless!

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