Coming up on Saturday is Rich’s birthday, it would have been his 44th. I will be marking the day with friends and cake. His wonderful colleagues from Batchelor Monkhouse are undertaking a huge trek on the day: to walk 31 miles to raise money for Bowel Cancer UK, the charity Rich was involved with and who supported us both during his illness. There is an article in the local paper about it here:
It is something I and Rich’s family have been deeply touched by and we will look forward to following them on the day and meeting them at the end of their walk in Rye. If you are able to sponsor them, every penny goes towards helping Bowel Cancer UK do the amazing work they do. You can find more information here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/1066countrywalk2022
This week I went to Geneva to visit my family. It was my first trip there in 4 years. The last time I was there was in 2018 with Rich. We went up to the mountains and spent a day skiing. It was so much fun and I have great memories of it. Rich was never much of a sportsman, more like Bambi on skis! But he gave it a good go and we laughed so much about it. This trip was my first since he died and it feels like yet another thing I am doing without him. I guess it’s part of building this ‘new life’, but he is, and always will be, with me every step of the way.
I hope you are all well.
PS: The photo below was taken when we went to see Eddie Izzard at the De La Ware in Bexhill, between Rich's treatments.