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!

Love from,

Andrey, Denny and Gigi

Thank you to Candy


We just want to take this time to say thank you to Candy for being here for us in all aspects of our life. Whether it’s taking the time from her holiday to come back and support, and speak to funeral directors, or whether it’s bringing us the sweetest care packages – she’s been here during the most difficult period of our lives.

We are incredibly grateful, and Candy – you are family.


Andrey, Denny and Gigi xx