But... he's still alive and he's still enjoying life, and we were promised neither of those things five years ago.
I was going to include a photo from 2007... but today I discovered that Kodak Gallery has taken down its UK site, where I stored my family photos from 2007 to 2012. I only put them there after a couple of hard-drive failures and corrupted back-up discs left me with no digital files from 2004 to 2006. There are instructions on how to download special software to allow me to retrieve my pictures... but I don't hold out much hope since they no longer recognise my email address on the website.
I live with my First Love in a rural idyll, after a lifetime in exile. In July 2007 he was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma: an incurable cancer of the blood plasma. We got married in December 2007. Carpe diem.
There is lots of wind and sky where I live, which blows me away.
I love reading and stitching and creating things.
I have two lovely children, a dog and my First Love.
The Roobeedoo Manifesto, January 2012:
I hereby undertake to make all my own clothing
or purchase it from ethically-minded independent designers.
For now. For always.