I'm sad to announce that Caroline Holder, my aunt and the author of this blog, has passed away on Wednesday 6th September, 2017 at 7:30am after a long battle with cancer and non alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver.
As you will be able to see from her previous posts, as her illness grew worse, her energy and ability to post diminished and so it has been a long time since you had an update. However, though she was unable to write the way she wished, the many friends she made on this blog were still on her mind and she asked me make an announcement after she passed to explain her silence.
She considered this blog one of the achievements of her life she was most proud of. From the few comments I've seen on Facebook from those of you who crossed over into other forms of friendship, she was loved and appreciated. She would have been touched and delighted.
Her funeral will be held on Friday 6th October, 2017 in Bristol, where she lived. For those of you who might be interested, I will upload her eulogy the day after.
I wish you well and thank you for making my aunt very happy.
Caroline Frances Bridger de Holder