I’m conscious that this blog could deteriorate into one of those “round-robin” letters that you used to get at Christmas (and I was guilty of sending them many years ago, pre-email). It’s not meant to be about our family per se, it’s about Juliet. So I can simply say that there has not been much change since the last post.
I will just include this short video of Juliet and the girls decorating the Christmas tree, from 9 December 2009. Juliet looks well but two weeks later she would be struck by the first effect of the metastatic brain tumour that would eventually prove fatal. She was in hospital 23-24th December but we got her back late on Christmas Eve, and having her home for that Christmas remains one of the happiest I can remember.
And a few photos from that Christmas, five years ago:
Happy Birthday Juliet. But you will always be 48 years, 7 months and 6 days old.