2nd January 2014.
Having suffered the death of a daughter in law in March it was our misfortune to have the remaining d.i.l suffer a boating accident which resulted in serious injury to one leg and ankle requiring difficult and clever surgery. That has been done and she is back at work, driving too but walking with a slight limp at present, another few weeks and she will be back to normal but carrying some extra weight around one ankle. We were not the only ones to suffer a death, my old friend Michael P had a son in law die shortly before Christmas, his family will have to come to terms with that as we are.
The proposed meeting of old scouts took place with one member of the youth club attending, thank you Sylvia. We now have to try to assemble a few more but the difficulty is that at our age people die off or become infirm or move away long distances.
Meanwhile I wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year and above all else a healthy one.