I know this man. Someone I want to thank today. I just know you would love him too, given the chance to have a natter with him. He is funny. Smart. Just about the smartest person I know. Charming and one hell of a character. He loves a good time. A good meal. A good wine. A good laugh. He loves to be surrounded by people, life of the party, centre of attention. And yet I am pretty sure he is most happy when he is alone, on his veranda, having a quiet moment. Taking stock of his life, his achievements with a smoke and a glass of red. He is a caring man. With a heart of gold. Whilst, no doubt, he has his faults like we all do, his spirit is true. Loving. Kind. Generous.
And today I want to say how very lucky I feel to have him in my life. Not for all that is given, but for all that he is. And all that he means to me. To our family.
I am Beth. Just Beth. Although as I have moved to the country I am considering changing my name to Bev. Because I’ll be making jam. And stuff. But I guess that’s fast forwarding a little. As Coldplay said, let’s go back to the start.. More about me.