My father passed peacefully away last week.
He has long been a hero of the blog, a man who enjoyed life to the fullest extent of his ninety-five years. His fondness for the Australian bush was legendary, and his gentle nature and commitment to his family and the wider community made him loved by all.
He spent his final days in his care facility looking out over this view of the Australian countryside, with the mountains he loved in the distance.
At peace in a country place, he lies beside my Mum, partners forever.
His funeral service was lovely, and his life beautifully celebrated.
It might be a little while before I catch up with all your blogs,
but I will return.