Merry Christmas 

Yes, it’s almost Christmas – 3 days away and it’s just after 4am. I’m in my pj’s sitting downstairs in the Christmas-light filled lounge. 

There are some moments when I wish I was somewhere else. But Sidney, gracing the top of the tree this year, means I have a piece of you in my home. 

Every year I unpack Sidney, Emily, Suzie and dear old Uncle Frank and I read their stories and smile – they’re like family after all these years. 

We are so far apart and the distance widens…

Know that I think of you and wish you love and happiness. Always.