It’s been a sad week with the passing away of my Aunty Kathy – one of my mother’s sisters, after a short illness.

Amazingly, she’s the first of my close relatives from that generation to pass away which at my age of nearly 60 is incredible. My dad and his brothers and wives are all still alive, as is my mum and her sisters and their husbands until now.

She was a lovely lady – witty, clever, talented and always beautiful – she’ll be sadly missed by her family and friends.  It will be sad at the funeral tomorrow, although I’m looking forward to getting together with the family to say goodbye to her.