21 June 2013
They won't fight back. I'm sure they know how. Beings that love are too proud.
Bumped into a mate yesterday. We knew each other in our twenties - just friendly faces in the crowd, but still, we both recognised each other as we were waiting for coffee. So we had lunch. Nice meeting up with people from back and then and finding out they're all grown up too. Sometimes you sort of feel like somehow you got old and boring and everyone else stayed fun. Or maybe I just feel like that because Bry told me it was true... Anyway. Jason's a butler. And a really nice guy. Who undoubtedly knows a lot of people's secrets :)
Murray and John came and met us for lunch. Murray had escaped being made into fertiliser, and was carrying a bunch of chard as if he was strangling it. I'm 99% sure he won't have eaten it... Murray?
I had to go and see a family today, talk about going to court soon. It's hard, watching people being so brave, trying to hold it all together. You want to tell them it's okay if they want to cry and scream and tell you how unfair it is. But you know, saying that would probably make them lose it. Stiff upper lip and all. People often tell us that they don't know how we do it. I always make a point of telling my new team members that it's fine to be emotional about a case - but there's a time and a place. They can cry on my shoulder, on their own in the bogs, at home - anything. But other times you hold it together no matter what, because it's not about you. Some take to it better than others.
Sherlock wants to go and see a big sculpture of a whale tomorrow. It's on the banks of the Thames down at Greenwich. As we're down there, John has decreed Sherlock needs some new summer clothes. So we'll go into one of the big sports stores down there, see what cheap stuff we can find for him to destroy. Then to see Mycroft on Sunday. Now he's exam-free for another year! We're so proud of him. He's been incredibly calm, but dedicated.
He introduced the degus to the caterpillars earlier. They weren't impressed.
John and I are still wedding planning. Trying not to feel like we've done it all - because we haven't!
So far on my list of invitees are:
Mum, Nicky +, Rach +, Sam, Sal, Lisa and Jo and Molly.
Half of me thinks that seems like loads of people...the other half thinks it's slightly pathetically few!
And, as yet, I haven't seen a suit I like.
But did make this for John. Yes, I'm soppy enough to make him a heart-y tart.
It's peach, strawberries and cream. Sherlock helped with the arranging. It no longer looks like this...