Tuesday, 7 February 2012


Yes, I am feeling VERY guilty, sorry readers for my absence, it's not that I don't love you but I have really not felt up to writing.  I'm not sure if it's the introspection I have a sub conscious avoidance of or just time at the PC after spending all day at a PC.

Since I wrote last a lot has happened.  On Friday 30th January my Grandfather passed away.  He was 87.  I have a lot of personal thoughts on this but I will keep them just that, personal.  I am sure you will understand but obviously his passing has rekindled a lot of feelings I had tried to put aside although on the other hand it reminds me how cruel life is, he was 87 and enjoyed a full life.  The funeral is on Thursday this week so I'll be making the 500+ mile round trip for that.  Its the end of an era, a lost generation and now it means, like many people my age, I have no surviving grandparents.  It's a tough time.

There are or have been other bits of things happening over the past few weeks but nothing that sticks in my mind.  London was my last jaunt and Edinburgh will be my next. 

I was out last Sunday though taking pictures in the snow, an excuse to get out I guess.  Before I go tonight, as this really is just a short catch up, I just wanted to mention a change I made to Stephens website.  A friend of ours, Nick has written a piece about his memories of Steve,  feel free to download and read his thoughts on his "First Gay Best Friend" on the following page: http://troubleonline.co.uk/#/condolences/4552503684

Feel free to leave your comments on that page or this and I'll write soon.

xxx Mark xxx

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