Why I’ve gone off Roy Orbison

On Thursday, my Mum’s health took a turn for the worse. She wasn’t responding to stimuli or recognising me. And she was the same yesterday when I visited her. After the doctor left, the home manager said to Mum. “Joan, would you like to hear some music? You like Roy Orbison, don’t you. Let me see if I can find that.” No response from Mum. “Tara,” she said to her colleague, “how can I put this on repeat? Oh yes.” They left me with Mum, and Roy Orbison intoning “Cry-a-i-a-ing, over you. Cry-a-i-a-ing, over you…” You couldn’t invent it, could...

Sponsor my wife’s half-marathon walk tomorrow

Sam will be walking a 13.1mile (half a marathon) route through Worthing going from Worthing Leisure Centre to Brooklands Park and back again onJune 21st 2008 at midnight! Please dig deep and sponsor her online. If you sponsor her there, St Barnabas Hospices (Sussex) Ltd will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you. Tags: half-marathon, sponsor, charity, St Barnabas Hospice, walk

Remembering my Dad

It’s a year since my Dad died. It was in rather distressing circumstances, it must be said. I hope you’re doing better wherever you are. Sam and I, plus other members of the family and your friends are thinking of you. You are so missed by everyone who knew you.