Category Archives: Bereavement

Happy birthday sweetheart


Saturday 18th January


Happy birthday sweetheart

Today you’d be thirty five

But cancer is a hateful thief

It wouldn’t let you survive


We think about you often

And the man you’d become

Saddened that you’re not here

Dearest, darling Angel son


Love you forever

Forget you never

Always together

For ever and ever



And just like that


Friday 17th January


And just like that

Back in England again

Such a bumpy flight

In a big jumbo plane

Noticeably chilly

But at least no rain

Drive home tomorrow

Really can’t complain


With us always

Precious Angel son


Flying over the south west coast this morning

Cloud reflections on the sea

Driving out of London

A touch of blue sky

The sun is trying to warm things up

Early evening

Don’t want to


Wednesday 15th January


Don’t want to think about

Going back

But we need to get sorted

And start to pack


Love you poppet

Beloved Angel son



The friendly squirrel came by this morning

A visit to the Florida Keys Brewing Company

A colourful garden

With a bold parrot

A sky so blue

A calm oasis

All gone

Back at the resort

A tri-coconut palm





Tuesday 14th January


Busy doing lots

Of nothing at all

Sitting beneath palms

Majestic and tall


Remembering you with love

My Angel in heaven above


A cheeky squirrel

Beneath the palms

Best place to be

In the shade

Swaying palms

Gary in the sea



The jetty

Splendid views

Wish we could stay forever

Rum punch 🍹

Sunset Bar and Grille

I’ve shrunk

You have too


Quiet and peaceful

Out for dinner

The dock lit up

Factor forty five


Monday 13th January


Factor forty five

It’s after four o’clock

The sun’s beating down

It’s still blazing hot


Taking out the kayaks

To search for manatees

Didn’t see a one

Though they’re found throughout the Keys


Thinking of you

My darling Angel son


John Pennekamp State Park

Kayaking through the mangroves

Finding shade

The two of us

A quiet spot

Listening to the waves

Swaying palms


Far Beach


Out on the kayaks from our resort

Looking for manatees

No sign of any sealife at all!

A cloudy, silver sunset tonight



Sunday 12th January


Breakfast at the Lorelei

“Sunday School” it’s called

Perfect spot in the shade

Totally enthralled


A replica pirate ship

And a floating tiki bar

Such peculiar watercraft

Not sure they’d go too far


Lots of love to you

Precious Angel son


The Lorelei

A Tiki Bar on the water

Pirate ship

A sunny morning

Back at our resort

Beneath the palms

The place to ourselves

Ready for the sunset

It never disappoints

So beautiful

Along comes the floating tiki bar