This feels such a bizarre and unreal thing to write. I will not be around much in the next few weeks or months, and I felt I needed to let you all know that I have not disappeared into the ether. I am not following and enjoying and commenting on your lovely blogs because I am no longer interested. And I am not under the weather.
My Dad is poorly. And I will be shuttling back and forth between St Ives and Bristol for the foreseeable future. It's all a bit shitty, but if you knew my Dad you would be comforted by the fact that he is probably the most tenacious and bloody minded bugger on the planet. He will face this hideous illness, and it's grim treatment, with his usual pragmatism.
And he will get through it. He has to. He promised to teach me to jive....
And me, my sister, my brother, his family and friends will be with him every step of the way.
I just felt the need to tell you. Because you are my friends. And I will miss being part of this very special community. Even if it is for a short while.
Have a wonderful Christmas. May all your festive wishes come true!
With all my love,