One of the reasons why this blog remains six years on from its hesitant inception despite the absence of relevant news on a consistent basis and, I sometimes wonder, if not against my better judgement, is that a community was forged around it which I’ve always respected and appreciated enormously, and, in the main, very much enjoyed being part of. It is with sadness that I therefore feel duty bound to inform anyone who is, or has at one time been a fellow member of this often strange band of ‘Irregulars’ that dear Susan has lost her battle with cancer, which she has fought since May 2006 with such bravery and in a spirit that has humbled and inspired in equal measure.
I just wanted to say that, if you’re somehow downtrodden or encumbered by life’s heavy toil, perhaps feeling sorry for yourself today, take a moment to think of Susan and what she’s been through. She refused to let her chin drop and for that alone, never mind her kindness and humour and grace, I’ll never forget her.
Shine On, Susan.