Hey gang, I know you're all keen to read my Gathering Diary.
Unfortunately I'm going to keep you waiting for a bit - I received bad news this weekend. My uncle - my father's brother - died of a massive heart attack. He was 56. He had pretty much ignored his health, unfortunately, since his wife passed away from generalized cancer about ten years ago. He had been in and out of hospitals for the past few years with a variety of ailments, most of the coronary or diabetic. It was sudden, but not surprising, that he died.
He introduced me to science fiction. He brought me to my first movie ever - Snow White - when I was five. He had a wickedly keen sense of sarcastic humour. He will be missed.
Goodbye Uncle Doug. Love ya.