Early Thursday mornin', it's been a long week. It's been a long couple of months to be honest.
My drummer, my oldest pal Jim, lost his dad Paddy quite suddenly after a short illness. Paddy was a relation of mine and such a lovely man. He had been looking after his ill wife for the past 15 years or so, and she had to see him go before her. Then last week she passed away herself. It's been quite a tough time for the family.
On the bright side, my boy Rob got married this weekend, one of the best weekends ever. You all know he's not my real son, but I have always treated him as so and love him so much. When my Da died I inherited his very old wristwatch. It gave me great pleasure to pass it on to Rob, quite an emotional moment for both of us. I have loved this boy from the day he was born, and though he is 30 now, he is still my baby. To pass on his Granda's watch to him meant so much to me. Unfortunately Rob & Emily will be returning to Melbourne in a couple of weeks, though hopefully they will return to Ireland to settle down. If not I can see myself making a long journey many times in my retirement.
Next Saturday... the christening of my grand-niece Sofia. (I will be, again, providing the entertainment.)