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Thu, Feb. 10th, 2011, 09:14 pm
Gathering - Saturday 12th February

Thank you all for your kind comments on my last post and elsewhere, on other people's posts, on Facebook if you've posted something there. It's so lovely to see such warmth towards Rowan, and I know it has been a comfort to her family.

There will be an informal gathering in Richmond Park, a place Rowan loved, on Saturday afternoon. We'll meet at the Richmond Gate (map: http://www.pembroke-lodge.co.uk/images/map.gif) at 2.00PM. Anybody who wants to come - who knew Rowan, online or off, and wants to come together with other people who did and share memories of her, is absolutely welcome. A comment on this post to let me know would be nice, but it's not necessary.

There's supposed to be clear weather on Saturday, so the plan is to find a spot in the park, talk, perhaps play some music (a couple of us will be bringing stringed instruments; please feel free to bring whatever you feel is right for you). There isn't much of a specific plan, but we'll likely retire to one of the pubs near Richmond Park once it gets dark, so if you want to show up later then that's fine too; PM me for my mobile number if you don't have it, so that you can text me when you're close and I can tell you where we are.

Please spread the word, invite anybody you think might want to be there.
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Thu, Feb. 10th, 2011 10:40 pm (UTC)

Thank you. It's a shame you can't make it, but you'll be in our thoughts <3

Thu, Feb. 10th, 2011 10:23 pm (UTC)

I should be able to make it - maybe nearer to 4pm, if that's OK, but I'll be there. Thinking of you x

Thu, Feb. 10th, 2011 10:38 pm (UTC)

Sure thing, love - it'll be good to see you x

Thu, Feb. 10th, 2011 11:06 pm (UTC)

oh sweetheart, i'd love to be there, but i'm being Taken Away for the weekend. My thoughts and what pass for prayers from a not-quite-believer will be with rowan and all of you. x
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Fri, Feb. 11th, 2011 09:36 am (UTC)

I'm going to do my best to be there - it's Cassie who was formerly 'sunlightdances' here on LJ. If you contact me we can swap numbers. xx

Fri, Feb. 11th, 2011 03:34 pm (UTC)

I've sent you a message on Facebook. Hope you can make it x

Fri, Feb. 11th, 2011 08:35 pm (UTC)

I got your message, thank you. I asked for the day off work but was declined, so instead (as I happened to be passing) I visited Sunningdale and tied a ribbon to the railings.

Fri, Feb. 11th, 2011 10:09 am (UTC)

I'll be with you in spirit. Once again, please pass on (and receive) my deep sympathies.

Fri, Feb. 11th, 2011 07:55 pm (UTC)

Since I never knew Rowan I shall leave this gathering to those who did but I've been wanting to do something to mark their passing. I think I know how now - do you know if they had any particular charitable causes they cared about?

*loves and hugs* I hope that tomorrow is a full of good memories of Rowan.

Fri, Feb. 11th, 2011 08:36 pm (UTC)

*smiles* All of them, if I remember rightly. (When she visited me she dropped money in a box in every single charity shop we went in. I had never seen anyone do that before; it was so generous.)
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Sat, Feb. 12th, 2011 11:13 am (UTC)

I'll be coming. My party can wait, and I'm sure Rowan would understand.

Sat, Feb. 12th, 2011 01:43 am (UTC)

I can't come, but my thoughts will be with you.