I have been away from my blog for far too long whilst I deal with the sad loss of my darling wife Pat, who died on 23 September whilst we were on a trip to Barcelona. She had cancer for 15 years and I am afraid it got her in the end, quite suddenly and unexpectedly. We had been married for 44 years less a few days, and I am obviously devastated by her passing. She was a talented writer and artist who never recognised her own gifts, but more importantly she was a loving and caring companion and mother who is missed dreadfully by all around her. I have set up a tribute page to Pat so that you may help Macmillan cancer charity to help others fight the scourge that took her from me too early.