Sunday, April 4, 2010
A sendoff and the flu
I arranged a sendoff for Simon at the "Bollywood" last night in connection with his imminent deployment to Afghanistan but was unable to be there myself due to illness.
I was in the grip of the first day of the flu, which meant that I could hardly talk but was doing a lot of coughing and had a very runny nose. It would have been most unkind of me to risk giving that to others even if I felt up to it.
But it was family do where everyone knew one-another well so I hear that a good time was had by all. Photos forthcoming maybe
The main thing is that Simon had a good sendoff and that everyone had a chance to wish him a safe return
Von sent me some great photos of the event. Below is a group shot with Simon (in blue shirt) with his lovely wife Tracey in the middle. Anne is not there as she left early to bring me some medicine.