Monday, 10 October 2016

Me on Monday - still reeling

It's been a shocking week. The Lord Admiral Bluefunnel died on Thursday. A bloodclot took him from us and left us all with a huge hole in our lives.

He was my cousin and he was the closest I had to a brother, me being an only child. We went on holiday together, My Dad sold us castles for threepence - we jointly owned Cardiff Castle because it was big. We shared a tent and I was sick in his wellies and now he has gone.

We had dinner with them on the previous Sunday and we laughed so much. I will carry that image in my mind forever.

My thanks to Sian for inventing this meme and keeping me writing.

12 comments:

Julie Kirk said...

Your memories of him are so relatable, so human. Your words have really made him a 'person' - to someone who didn't know him. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Barbara Eads said...

OMGosh! I am so sorry to hear this. I almost felt like I knew him through your escapades on your blog. I'm glad you have documented so many of your adventures. It will be so much fun to look back on them. Prayers to you and your family.

Eileen T said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You've written about him with love and laughter and shared your memories with us in such a way that makes me feel I know him. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Gwen Ward said...

Oh so sorry to hear your very sad news. I feel I know him personally as he featured so often in your blogs. My thoughts are with you,Mr M and Lady B.

Sian said...

I'm so very very sorry for your loss. Love to you all from all of us here. I can only echo what everyone else has said: your wonderful stories have brought him into our homes too and warmed us all with their fun and rich affection. We are all the better for it. RIP, sir.

Pete said...

Still can't believe it either, and I hadn't seen him for years. You have my utmost sympathies, and I hope the good Lady Bluefunnel is coping as well as she can, too.

helena said...

So sorry for your sudden loss - you must indeed be reeling from the shock. Like the others I enjoyed your stories of your fun together that you have shared with us here. Love to you all

Susanne said...

You have my deepest sympathy on your loss. I am glad that your fond memories are bringing you a measure of comfort at this difficult time. Consider yourself hugged.

Barbara said...

So sorry to read your sad news, my thoughts are with you and your family.

alexa said...

I am so very sorry to read this ... It must be such a shock and an enormous loss. Thinking of you and the family and sending deepest sympathies ...

debs14 said...

So very sorry for your loss. I hope those many, happy memories of him will help you through the shock of losing him so suddenly.

Melissa said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, but glad that there are many happy memories!