Yes, we are back from Scotland, and yes, we did have a splendid time. I shall blog all about it over the next few weeks once I have my photos sorted.
But two days after we arrived home Jo was called into hospital where her youngest brother, Colin, was critically ill as a result of a brain haemorrhage induced by a fall.
Sadly there was nothing the doctors could do and Colin died on Tuesday morning. The only consolation, if there can be one, is that he had all his siblings, his sister-in-law and his nieces with him at the end. Family solidarity counts for a lot at a time like this.
Colin was a lot younger than Jo and she helped look after him as he was growing up so his death is especially meaningful to her. This photo was taken in happier days when she took him for a donkey ride.
Condolences go to Colin's siblings Jo, Brian, Sue, and Geoff, his sister-in-law Moe, his nephew Richard and his nieces, Lucy and Emma.