I wanted to let everyone know why I haven't been blogging for ages.
At the end of January my dad was taken into a hospice - to begin with it was just meant to be for a few days as they needed to access his medication (for prostrate cancer). However on 11th February he passed away.
My dad was a wonderful man and we will miss him so much.
4th April 1925 - 11th February 2009
This photo was taken a few weeks before he died (he was in quite a bit of pain at the time but he still had a smile for us). The photo below was taken when he was 17 years old - not long before he joined the Navy in the second world war.
We (myself, my 3 sisters and 1 brother) were all with him at his bedside for the last 48 hours before he died. I found this poem on the internet which was so fitting - it was read at his funeral on Monday.