I am deeply saddened to have to announce that my mum passed away this morning. In many ways, it was a blessing in disguise as she had spent more time in hospital than at home this past year. Her quality of life had deteriorated to the point where she was just existing, not living. Now, at least, she is at peace. I have been expecting this moment to happen for quite a while now. I am okay but you will understand if I take a short break from blogging whilst I sort out the funeral arrangements and all the other things that need doing. I'll still reply to your blogs. Having something like my hobby to focus on will be a welcome distraction from the harsh realities of real life and give me a much needed break.
Take care and never take your parents for granted.