Ten years ago today this photo was taken outside The Bridge house pub near Maidenhead. It was to announce the first ever Mearfest. I might look happy enough but 3 months earlier I had lost my Mum and inside I was devastated. The festival was held in her memory to raise funds for the Thames Valley Hospice.
We have all come a long way
This was the very beginning of turning loss into legacy.
Banner and photo by my good friend Andy Wallis
Lovely to recieve this today from the kind and generous Rosemary Boon
Thank you so much Rosemary
Really delighted to recieve this xxxx
First fathers day for a long time that I've not been desperately sad about the loss of Molly.
She's with us all the time
Through music, art, poems, stories
She's totally interwoven in both of our lives
Her Memorial isn't a place or a monument not even a tree or a bench
Molly lives in so many ways
Through so many people
There's not a day goes by without I don't see her handprint but also I feel her presence, she is strong and powerful.
My beautiful Angel of dreams
My second child
What do you do when its a bank holiday during a global lockdown?
Bank Molly-Day colouring in competition.
We created a template of Mollys hand and asked everyone to colour, stick, paste, create whatever they wanted from it.
We were not dissapointed as we were overwhelmed with colour and excitement. People from all over the world got their colouring pens, paints, crayons, bits of paper and imaginations out.
Here are the entries......
MEARFEST ALWAYS GIVES BACK, SO WE MADE CERTIFICATES FOR MANY OF THE ENTRIES.
Brian & Claire Mear pride themselves on putting on a good show. Photography is Claire's passion, only the finest collection of images will be added here by the best photographers.