Category Archives: Family

Happy Birthday Bruv!

Happy birthday Pete. We hope you are having a very special day. Maybe you can steer the ship to a tropical island just for the day.

Are the rumours true? that your ship mates got together and bought you a razor, so you can shave that thing off your face! 🙂

All our love,

Mick and Jo

Ten years today.

It’s 10 years to the day when Dad passed away. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think of him.  The photo below was our last Christmas together.
Rest in peace Dad – 1948 to 1999.

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Ten years ago,
I got a call that nearly killed me
Repeat yourself my hands are shaking

When I was told, my friend was gone
I felt so guilty, a thousand questions left unanswered

I’ll bleed if you want me to
I’ll serenade before I do
I’ll bleed if you want me to

On and on although you’re gone
Candles burn without a flame on
Our final call to you I know you’re listening
How could you leave us that way
Where did you go, ten years today

Ten years ago, I stood beside the wood that held you
I must sit down my legs are shaking
We let you go,
With gifts of plectrums for your journey
And melodies to help you on your way

I’ll bleed if you want me to
I’ll serenade before I do
I’ll bleed if you want me to

On and on although you’re gone
Candles burn without a flame on
Our final call to you I know you’re listening
How could you leave us that way
Where did you go, ten years today

I’ll bleed if you want me to
I’ll bleed if you want me to
I’ll bleed if you want me to

On and on although you’re gone
Candles burn without a flame on
Our final call to you I know you’re listening
How could you leave us that way
Where did you go, ten years today
Where did you go, ten years today

Where did you go…

How could you leave us that way,
Where did you go, ten years today

Lyrics by Bullet for my Valentine – Ten years today, an awesome song that often reminds me of him, even though I think Dad would be saying “give me the Beatles any day”.

Dad – only the good die young.


A hand above the water
An angel reaching for the sky
Is it raining in heaven –
Do you want us to cry?

And everywhere the broken-hearted
On every lonely avenue
No-one could reach them
No-one but you

One by one
Only the Good die young
They’re only flying too close to the sun
And life goes on –
Without you…

Another Tricky Situation
I get to drownin’ in the Blues
And I find myself thinkin’
Well – what would you do?

Yes! – it was such an operation
Forever paying every due
Hell, you made a sensation
You found a way through

One by one
Only the Good die young
They’re only flyin’ too close to the sun
We’ll remember –
Forever…

And now the party must be over
I guess we’ll never understand
The sense of your leaving
Was in the way it was planned…

So we grace another table
And raise our glasses one more time
There’s a face at the window
And i aint never, never saying goodbye…

One by one
Only the Good die young
They’re only flyin’ too close to the sun
Cryin’ for nothing
Cryin’ for no-one
No-one but you

Words taken from "No one but you (only the good die young)" sung by Queen

Rest in peace Dad. Always in our thoughts.