Sunday, 28 August 2016


This Tuesday coming (30th August) will be exactly a year since my wife Jan died. It has been quite a year but myself and the girls have got through it. Milestones have been passed and still to come (Anna's 21st next month) including the girls going off once more to university very soon. I miss my best friend dearly.
Hopefully more posts soon and some updates on my erratic hobby progress,at times recently my heart has just been in it .


  1. Tradgardmastare,

    I am sure that all of the people who - like me - follow your blog will be thinking about you next Tuesday, and hoping that this anniversary will not be too painful for you and your daughters. You have managed to keep going forward for the last year, and I am sure that with the support of your daughters and your friends you will continue to do so.

    All the best,


  2. Bob said it better than I ever could. Know that our hearts and thoughts are with you.

  3. Best wishes to you and your Family Alan. Regards. KEV.

  4. Thinking of you and your family at this sad time, Tony

  5. Echoing all the above, we are thinking of you. Well done for getting through this year.
    best regards

  6. They are always with us as long as we remember them.

  7. God be with you all at this tough time. Hold onto the good memories. "
    ...he will wipe every tear from their eyes.
    Death will be no more;
    mourning and crying and pain will be no more,
    for the first things have passed away.’
    5 And the one who was seated on the throne said, ‘See, I am making all things new.’ (Rev. 21:4-5)

  8. My thoughts are with you, Alan.

  9. Someone once told me, "What you loved remains in your heart." I found some comfort in that.

    Best wishes always,


  10. Rest eternal grant to her, O Lord, and may light perpetual shine upon her.
    You, my friend, are in my prayers as well.

  11. Alan, your strength has been amazing. I have no idea how you've managed. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. I hope you'll forgive me for repeating myself, but I think that the way you've shared your grief with the gaming community is lovely. It enriches us all - and I hope it gives some little comfort to you. My best to you and your family!