Thank you to Mimi and Colin for these flowers which arrived on Friday from the Scilly Isles. They mean a lot because of the wonderful times they shared with Maria and Andrey there.
Thank you to EUSA for the lovely lovely hamper
Thank you to all of those who attended the service yesterday
Thank you to everyone who came to the service yesterday. She would have loved knowing that so many of you came to show your respects.
We will keep the website as a place for messages, thoughts, photos and information on the memorial service. If you have moments of missing her, check in – there will be memories ❤️
Thank you to Julian
Thank you to Chrissie and Nadia
And such a stunning orchid
Thank you to Laurence (again!)
So many flowers
Thank you all for the gorgeous tributes which have filled the house – and for the love, respect and support they represent.
The cats pretending to be tigers in a jungle of bouquets.
Late at night, they give off a magical smell.
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, in mourning.
The monster bouquet which has taken over the kitchen table is in bloom.
Thank you to Deirdre
First, for supporting both Maria and Andrey to take their MBAs and through the transition from communism and a new regime.
Second, for remaining a close family friend over the last two decades.
Third, for all the support and guidance over the last difficult 10 days. You have completely understood what the main questions to answer for the arrangements have been, mum’s style and elegance and have been invaluable support. Also, for the delicious cakes!
Andrey, Denny and Gigi