Friday, March 22, 2013

ANGELS


My guardian attorney has been looking after me this week.
Long-time readers of the blog may know that Mr C and I were involved in a serious head-on motor vehicle accident two years ago.
We were not at fault and the insurers acknowledged that from the start.
However, it is a long and complicated progression to the awarding of compensation.

Yesterday we reached the point of Settlement and it went amazingly well, especially considering the many horror insurance stories are going around.
We each received a fair and honest sum representing damage, loss of incomes and future medical costs.

To say we are relieved would be an understatement.
Our legal team were brilliant, advised us well, and brought us safely 'home'.

I cannot thank them enough.
We could never have made this legal journey without them.




Today at my Choir for Ladies of a Certain Age, we sang Schubert's beautiful Mille Cherubini in Coro (thousands of angels in chorus!)
(I tried to do a U-tube link for you, but failed in my many attempts)

I am surrounded by angels!


For when we wing our way across to Canada -
a new wool pashmina with faux fur along one side.
I like to use the airline blanket under me for softness and warmth, wear a pashmina as a scarf when boarding, and use it as my blanket.
This should work well, and be useful in the Spring weather when we arrive.


Two little cherubs who await us over there:
The Petit Garcon is taking quite an interest in creative cake-making.
Here is his latest effort, quietly observed by the Little Bebe.
My daughter is a wonderful and dedicated Mum!

Have a lovely weekend and may the angels watch over you too!

xxxx





27 comments:

  1. i am glad your curt case is over. What a relief! Little bebe looks like he is growing fast.

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    1. Thanks Valerie, it was a unique journey, something I have never previously experienced. That baby is growing far too fast!

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  2. So glad the court case has been resolved to your satisfaction. I love your furry pashmina - so useful. Bet you're looking forward to getting your hands on the two little angels in Canada!

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    1. Thanks Sulky, so glad it's over! Most Distracting... I think the pashmina will work well with the weather so unpredictable in the northern hemisphere just lately!
      Wonder if I'll be involved in cake making when we get there?

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  3. I'm so glad you have settled your insurance claim. It must be a huge relief!

    What part of Canada are your headed to? I live in British Columbia.

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    1. Hi Kristie, we are going to Ottawa. Yes, glad the insurance claim is done and dusted at last!

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  4. Such a relief to have those legal matters settled. I can't even imagine how excited you must be to see your grandsons and their parents. Good thinking to get something warm (and beautiful) to wear on the plane.

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    1. At last I can settle my mind down and count weeks and days, thankfully. Litigation is frustrating and time-consuming, and we are glad to relax now. I loved that grey scarf the moment I saw it - perfect!

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  5. What a long procedure, but with a satisfactory ending, congratulations!
    Oh, you must be so waiting to see your grandchildren in Canada, counting the days, I bet.

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    1. Thanks Mette, years ago I worked for a lawyer who did these cases, and they used to take 7 years! Imagine having to wait that long for your compensation. We were pleased to settle in 2 years, which is about the minimum required, especially when I have a few residual injuries.
      Focus on the little boys over there in the snow now!

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  6. As a latecomer I didn't know about your car accident, Patricia, and am therefore very glad to hear that you have at last received fair compensation for it. What an ordeal for you both!

    I just love your pashmina and it will be a very useful garment to have with you in a Canadian spring, as you enjoy the company of those two gorgeous grandsons.

    PS If you'd like to contact me by email (the link is in my profile) I'll happily help you post a YouTube link. Once you've managed it for the first time, it's easy.

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    1. Thanks Perpetua, I removed the early posts about the accident a long time ago. I just didn't want to see them ever again. We are very lucky to be alive and never fail to feel thankful for this. The compensation will reimburse our retirement funds which had to be used to live during our recovery. I will email you, re YouTube, Thank you.

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  7. I must admit I didn't know about your accident but it must be a huge relief for matters to be settled after all this time. xx

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    1. It is a huge relief, and I am still running on adrenalin! We settled as early as legally possible, just to get it over with and move on with our lives. xx

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  8. I am so very happy for you both Patricia.
    What an ordeal you have been through.
    Someone was watching over you.
    I am sure it will be cold up there in Canada..1 your pashmere will serve you well.
    Our weather here is just awful. Its non stop rain and cold.
    Your little grandson has talent. Baby will be soon doing the same.
    best wishes Patricia.
    xxx val

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    1. Dear Val, thank you for your kind comments. There is no doubt in our minds that we were being watched over. Many people die in accidents like the one we went through. It is life-changing, even more than having cancer was. So sorry your weather is still awful; I don't think Canada is much better! Isn't that baby gorgeous? 19 lb. at 4 months, all on breast milk! What a star! xxx

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  9. I am happy for you that the legal settlement has been made. Now you can rest your minds and totally enjoy your visit to Canada -- looking quite chic in your new pashmina.

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    1. Thanks Sanda, love that pashmina... started on my French revision today, after finding my phrase book and dictionary... un, deaux, trois...

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  10. We all need our guardian angels and I'm so happy for your that your legal team got you a good result.
    An accident is distressing especially having to face the legal process that follows.
    I'm so happy to hear the result was in your favour - grab it with both hands.
    A trip to Canada to see your beautiful grandies and DD will complete the healing process in the best way possible.

    Oh, I adore your pashmina, that grey is my colour too, looks soft and lovely - perfect for travelling!
    Bon Voyage dear, enjoy every moment!
    hugs
    Shane ♥

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    1. Hugs to you too Shane, for your understanding comments. We are still debriefing, but moving forwards gently. A few weeks yet before we fly out, but can concentrate now on the fun part: gifts for everyone, brush up on French, co-ordinated capsule wardrobe - the usual!! xx

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  11. Patricia, I am currently catching up on your blog posts I have missed!

    The past couple of years have no doubt been very stressful considering the patience and energy levels required for legal proceedings, so I am very glad to hear that a positive legal settlement has been made. You can now really enjoy your holiday and I think your new pashmina looks perfect.

    Have a brilliant time in Canada xxxx

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    1. Hi Dear Fifi, I hope things are well with you.. you are so right about the energy levels! I continue to work on improving them... Can't wait to flash that faux fur about!

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  12. I was unaware of the accident. Sounds frightful. I'm so glad you had a guardian angel and the legal wrangle is over for you. Now you can sit back and enjoy the trip to see those darling Grands.

    Darla

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    1. Hi Darla, still unwinding from it all but yes, good to have it over with. Only a few weeks now, and I have lots of travel prep to do! Happy Easter!

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  13. Oh, how stressful dealing with lawyers and the court system must have been. So glad fairness prevailed and you have such good news to share. Safe travels. Enjoy your family visit.

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    1. Thanks Debra, I did find it difficult, and stressful at times, but I stuck to my true story no matter what was thrown at me. It was worth it! Happy Easter!

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