March was one heck of a month! It brought with it a rollercoaster of emotions, and I am pleased that April has arrived.
March started with the deaths, very close together, of Pete, a good colleague of Tim’s (from when he worked as an LEA inspector for Staffordshire) and his cousin Tony. Pete lost a battle against cancer and Tony with heart disease. Both men were just 60.
Their funerals were followed a couple of days later, by the tragic death of my cousin’s daughter. Faye took her own life aged just 19. Her funeral last week was a beautiful Humanist service, packed with her friends, all dressed in brightly coloured clothes to celebrate her short life.
Finally, on March 30th I called on my uncle to let him know that my brother had returned safely from a tour of duty in
. He rang me very early the following morning to tell me that he had been given the ‘all clear’ following some treatment for cancer. Sadly, his wife died suddenly, a couple of hours later. Iraq
A lot of sadness, but life goes on and we make of it what we can...............